Top 5 Holiday Fire Hazards

Posted in Burn Injuries,Home Fires on December 19, 2019

The holidays are not the most wonderful time of year for everyone. For thousands of people, the holidays lead to serious personal injuries and fatalities due to preventable fires. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s and other wintertime holidays pose higher risks of home fires than other days of the year. From flammable holiday decorations to […]

How to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Posted in Uncategorized on November 15, 2019

As a resident of California, you are no stranger to wildfires. Every year, several major wildfires make headlines for the immense destruction they leave in their wake. From January 1st, 2019 to November 10th, 2019, the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection reported 5,366 fires across 128,299 acres of land in the state. Even […]

Fires in the United States: Common Causes, Impacts, and More

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2018

Fires change the lives of thousands of Californians every year. From raging wildfires to house fires and isolated accidents, the effects of fire-related injuries can be long-lasting and difficult to recover from. Individuals can suffer from severe burns, causing disfigurement and infection. Victims may also suffer from psychological problems and severe phobias, impacting their ability […]

Signs Your Child is Physically and Mentally Ready for Burn Camp

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2017

Childhood burn injuries can occur from household items, open flames, defective children’s toys, and car accidents. According to the World Health Organization, about 180,000 people around the globe die from burn-related injuries every year. Children are especially at risk of burns, with the majority of incidents occurring in the home. If your child sustained a […]

FAQs Kids Ask About Burn Injuries/Burn Victims

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2017

Burns can wreak havoc on victims physically, mentally, and emotionally. Burn victims often have permanent scars or disfigurements, such as amputations. When children encounter burn victims, they may ask rude or awkward questions that place the burn victim in an uncomfortable position. Teaching your child the answers to these questions before they encounter burn victims […]

How to Protect Your Home from Wildfires During Summer Heat Waves

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2017

Summer is in full swing in California – and temperatures are high. There have already been 2,905 fires and 68,129 acres burned in 2017 as of July 9th – more than twice the number of acres burned in the same time period last year (30,574 acres). Preventing wildfires is a community effort throughout California, with […]

Burn Injuries and Receiving Social Security Disability

Posted in blog on July 17, 2017

Burn victims almost always suffer permanent scarring and disfigurement from their injuries. Burns tear through the soft tissues, sometimes deep enough to affect the tendons and muscles. While minor burns won’t leave permanent damage, severe burns can lead to surgeries, amputations, skin grafts, infections, months of physical therapy, and lifelong disability. If you suffered third- […]

Settlement Awards for Burn Victims

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2017

Settlement awards can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, long-term or permanent effects of the injury, the victim’s pain and suffering, other economic losses, and the intentions of the defendant. Burn injuries are particularly devastating injuries because of the risk of permanent damage such as scarring, disfigurement, loss of mobility and function, […]

June is National Firework Safety Month

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2017

June is National Firework Safety Month, an awareness campaign sponsored by Prevent Blindness America that is observed from June 1 through July 4. Americans across the country typically celebrate the Fourth of July by enjoying fireworks displays at sundown. While fireworks are an American tradition, and many families enjoy these festive celebrations of our nation’s […]

Innovative Burn Treatments Give Patients New Hope

Posted in blog on April 24, 2017

Burn injuries are not only extremely painful and often life-threatening, they can also result in permanent damage. Recovering from burn injuries often means facing nerve damage, motor function impairment, skin loss, and severe scarring. Thanks to advances in medical science and technology, several new treatments aim to restore hope to burn victims by reviving skin […]

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