Scarring And Disfigurement After A Personal Injury Accident

Face-Wound-Dressing-300x200Unfortunately, even after an accident victim’s initial pain subsides, they could be left with permanent scarring and other disfigurements. Most scarring is caused by damage to the skin, such as scratches, abrasions, and puncture wounds. Depending upon the severity and location of the scar, it can significantly impact a victim’s ability to work and even perform routine tasks. Besides being a constant reminder of the traumatic injury, even the slightest alterations in a victim’s appearance can bring about overwhelming depression and emotional pain. Victims with scars in prominent places, such as the head, face, neck, or hands often struggle with terrible self-esteem and anxiety.  

Leading Causes Of Scarring And Disfigurement

The impact of scarring and disfiguring injuries can last the victim’s entire lifetime. Scarring is a normal part of the healing process. Just about any wound, burn, or other trauma, such as surgery, can result in scar tissue. After an accident, the most common types of scarring and disfigurement injuries include:

  1. Burns: Third and fourth-degree burns scorch through the epidermis and dermis and damage underlying nerve endings and muscle fibers. Severe burn injuries often take months to heal and can quickly get infected. Even after multiple skin grafts and other extensive treatments, it may be impossible for a burn victim to eliminate their scars. 
  2. Amputations: The loss of a limb is one of the most extreme types of disfigurement. An amputation can substantially limit a victim’s ability to get around and perform daily activities. Additionally, amputees may be forced to use a prosthetic device, which often requires relearning some of the most basic everyday tasks. 
  3. Facial Injuries: The face is one of the body’s most vulnerable parts. Victims can sustain facial injuries in car crashes, motorcycle collisions, sporting accidents, assaults, and other mishaps.
  4. Dog Bites: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in one recent year, over 27,000 victims underwent reconstructive surgeries to repair dog attack-related injuries. Furthermore, brutal dog attacks can result in nerve damage and amputations. 

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