Burns are relatively common injuries that doctors and nurses should be reasonably able to treat without any ensuing complications. However, if physicians make errors in judgment or thoughtless procedural mistakes when treating burns, patients may not receive an effective treatment for their injuries. This can leave burn victims facing a variety of terrible consequences, ranging from debilitating infections to severe scarring.
Consequences of Burn Treatment Mistakes
A patient not provided with the proper medical care for his or her burn injuries may be left facing a worsened skin condition as well as additional health problems. Some of the repercussions associated with delayed, inadequate, or incorrect burn treatment include:
- Increased risk of infection
- Possible skin graft rejections
- Increased severity of scarring
- Permanent nerve damage
- Ongoing pain and suffering
When you seek professional medical treatment for a burn injury, you should be able to expect your doctor to provide you with the appropriate care and attention you need. However, if your physician fails in this important responsibility, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for your pain and suffering as well as for your added medical bills.
If you have suffered medical malpractice when seeking treatment for burn injuries, you should not have to cover your damages without full, generous compensation from the negligent physician or other medical professional at fault. We can assist you through the process of filing your claim. For more information about how you can seek justice after medical malpractice, contact the medical malpractice lawyers of the Cottrell Law Office at 800-364-8305 today.