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You have suffered a burn injury. Now what? The treatment of burn injuries by medical professionals is called burn injury management. In terms of type and severity, burn management plans differ between patients. Typically, first degree burns do not require medical…

Burn Rehabilitation Louisiana

You have suffered a burn injury. Now what?

The treatment of burn injuries by medical professionals is called burn injury management. In terms of type and severity, burn management plans differ between patients. Typically, first degree burns do not require medical attention. In all other degrees of burn injuries, medical professionals should be consulted to ensure sufficient recovery and to minimize scarring, as well as to prevent complications. Read below for treatment suggestions and to determine the severity of your burn. 

Following a Burn Injury

Appropriate steps should be taken immediately following a burn injury in New Orleans. Treat or cover the burn injury until a medical professional can examine the burn. A medical professional should treat any burn injuries around the eyes, no matter the severity.


Treatment of First Degree Burns

Approximately 5-10 minutes, run cool water over the location of the burn or place a cool cloth to the site when a first-degree burn occurs. To avoid increased damage, never apply ice to the area. Also, do not use butter, egg whites, oil, or other remedies used at home.

Treatment of Second Degree Burns

To avoid increasing the risk of infection with a second-degree burn injury, do not break any blisters. Leave clothing intact if it is stuck on the skin. Only medical professionals should remove them to prevent more damage to the burn site. If possible, elevate the burn area above the patient’s heart.

Treatment of Third & Fourth Degree Burns

Emergency medical assistance should be contacted immediately with burns of this severity. Burn injury witnesses should ensure the patient’s airways are working and monitor circulation and breathing. Do not remove any clothing stuck to the patient’s skin. Until help arrives, the location of the burn injury should be loosely protected with a sterile, moist, cool bandage or with a clean cloth.


First Step in Hospitalization 

In the case of hospitalization, a patient must be stabilized. Stabilizing drugs as well as intravenous fluids may be necessary, depending on the amount of fluid the burn injury patient possibly lost because of the injuries. Typically, IV fluids are required as soon as possible if the patient’s body is covered with more than 20% of burns.

Skin Grafting

burn injury lawyer lousianaSkin graft surgery may be required for patients where damage is severe. This type of surgery involves transplanting healthy skin removed from another location on the patient’s body to the location of the burn. Split-thickness skin grafts or full-thickness skin grafts may be used. The epidermis, as well as the dermis, are used for split-thickness skin grafting. Full-thickness skin grafts are used for more serious burns and include transplants of blood supply and muscles.

Help from an Experienced New Orleans Attorney

A burn injury can be a painful and traumatic experience for anyone to go through. If you or someone you care about has suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another party or entity, a Louisiana burn injury lawyer can help. The skilled and knowledgeable team at Cueria Law Firm can help you receive the compensation needed to move forward after a burn injury. Contact our burn injury attorneys as soon as possible. 


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Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.




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Mr. Brent and his team his paralegals were very helpful in every step of the processes involving my legal dispute.They were completely understanding in every part of this.I am very thankful for them.
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brandon newton
21:43 26 Sep 19
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carolyn clay
20:56 18 Jul 19
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Kristin Marks
Kristin Marks
19:45 29 May 19
Mr. Brent Cueria does an amazing job! He was always available for any questions or concerns that I had. There was never a moment that he wouldn't take the time to help me out and keep me updated on the process of my case! A great attorney and an amazing guy!
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Kevin Byrd
15:59 08 May 19
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Cat D
14:19 24 Apr 19
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Tameka Lewis
Tameka Lewis
22:35 07 Feb 19
Mr. Cueria was amazing, helped me beyond my expectations, they answer the phone and respond promptly to their clients. Very easy going, respectful, and professional.
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April Washington
21:59 10 Jan 19
Very nice reliable law firm... we really had good experience with him. And we are really thankful. I recommend him to everyone.
Salwan Ibrahimi
Salwan Ibrahimi
22:43 08 Nov 18
Mr. Brent is a great personal injury attorney as well as a caring attorney. He is always available to talk and answer all our questions. Mr. Brent does not take you on as just a client. He treats you like family.
Rashonda Matthews
Rashonda Matthews
17:11 01 Nov 18
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Allison Johnson
15:40 11 Oct 18
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Juju Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
Great experience. Very professional and personal at the same time. Highly recommended.
Hortense Ambrose
Hortense Ambrose
17:33 05 Mar 18
Mr. Cueria is very professional and works hard to assure that you received the best of outcome possible. Mr. Cueria and his staffed worked diligintly to give me the best settlement possible. I was very satisfied. -
Erica Ross
Erica Ross
13:17 07 Feb 18
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Shannan Holmes
08:55 30 Jan 18
This was my first experience ever having a lawyer and I was very grateful and it was very pleasant. Everything worked out for the best and I would definitely recommend Brent.
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Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17

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