Nebraska Burn Injury Stats and Facts
Burn injuries are among the most painful and life altering of all types of injuries. Burn injuries can range from minor, to severe and fatal. Statistics show that more than two million people seek treatment for burn injuries each year in the United States. Of those two million burn victims, 75,000 require hospitalization. Of those, 25,000 are hospitalized for more than two months. The most somber statistic is that burn injuries account for approximately 14,000 fatalities annually.
Categories of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are divided into three specific categories, depending on the severity of injury. These are the three types of burn injuries:
- First Degree Burns Minor burns that only affect the outer layer of skin, the epidermis, are called first degree burns. These burns are accompanied by redness and manageable pain. These burns take several days to heal.
- Second Degree Burns When the burn transcends the epidermis and affects the dermis, the middle layer of human skin, this is a second degree burn. These injuries are considerably more painful and often require hospitalization.
- Third Degree Burns The most devastating and, potentially, most fatal burns are third degree burns. This burn passes through the first two layers of your skin damages your muscle and bone.
Burn injuries can permanently change your life or the life of a loved one. Burn injuries can alter your appearance and cause severe emotional and social difficulties. A burn injury can lead to years of prolonged pain and suffering. If your life has been altered by a burn injury you need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you have suffered a burn injury, you need to call the Cullan & Cullan LLC offices today at (402) 397-7600 for a free consultation. You owe it to yourself.
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