Chemical Burn Injury

Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims of Severe Chemical Burn Injuries in Buffalo, New York.

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Chemical burns happen much more frequently than you might think. According to the American Burn Association, each year, roughly 60,000 victims seek medical treatment due to chemical burns. These burns are one of the most painful and horrific types of injuries that victims can endure. All chemical burns, no matter how small, must be taken seriously due to the grave difficulty associated with containing them. When these burns are not treated right away, the chemicals can easily penetrate deeper into the victim’s body, causing treacherous secondary damages. Chemical burn injuries tend to be much more traumatic than typical burns, often leaving victims with permanent scarring, disfigurement, lifelong disability, and severe psychological damage.

Although chemical burns frequently injure workers in industries, such as construction, chemical manufacturing, and mining, chemical burns can happen to anyone. Many everyday people also end up having their lives drastically altered due to inadvertent contact with hazardous chemicals. Heavy-duty chemicals are known for scorching a victim’s flesh off upon contact. From common household substances, such as bleach and fertilizer, to work-related compounds, the various ways victims can come into contact with injurious chemicals are endless. While not all chemicals are potent enough to melt away the skin, victims often suffer numerous other severe injuries.

If you, or a loved one, have endured serious chemical burns, it is crucial to consult with a highly experienced chemical burn injury attorney. Although no amount of money can take away your pain and suffering, you may be entitled to pursue monetary compensation. Now is the time for the best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to file a lawsuit to force those responsible to be held accountable for their lack of concern for your welfare and guarantee that some level of justice is served. Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team of chemical burn injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York, recognizes the emotional and psychological effects of being severely burned. Our goal is to help relieve your legal burdens so that you can spend more time recovering. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for your burn injuries and resulting damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their injuries. Call us today for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

Common Causes Of Chemical Burns

Victims commonly suffer chemical burns after coming into contact with either acids or bases. Contact can occur in several ways, such as directly touching the chemical, handling clothing or objects tainted with harmful substances, inhaling chemical fumes, or even accidentally consuming toxic compounds. Both acids and bases are commonly found in numerous household products that most people would not typically consider dangerous. Bases can liquefy the skin, which makes it easier for them to penetrate deep into the flesh. As a result, bases tend to cause more acute tissue damage than acids.

When victims inhale damaging chemical gases, their lungs and respiratory systems can be severely damaged. Chemical burns can cause the skin lining of the victim’s airway to fall off, lung tissue to clump up, and the alveolar to collapse completely. Even if a victim only suffers external skin burns, hazardous chemicals are capable of indirectly triggering respiratory complications due to swelling and bronchospasm. Additionally, deep burns generally cause chemicals to be absorbed into vital tissues. Chemical absorption is known to cause myocardial depression and a decrease in blood pressure. When blood is not properly distributed throughout the body, secondary injuries often result from the chemical and wound debris getting trapped inside the liver and kidneys.



Severity Of Chemical Burns

The severity of the burn is contingent on the type of chemical that the victim was exposed to, the substance’s concentration, and the duration of the exposure. Some common symptoms victims of chemical burns may suffer include:

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  1. Excessive itching;
  2. Swelling and pain at the burn site;
  3. Rashes or hives;
  4. Red or bluish skin and lips;
  5. Nausea and vomiting;
  6. Difficulty breathing;
  7. Abdominal pain;
  8. Feeling weak or fatigued;
  9. Seizures; and
  10. Loss of consciousness.

Chemical burns are especially dangerous because they can go unnoticed for an extended period, manifest even without any heat, and occur instantaneously upon contact with the substance. Chemicals may continue to burn the skin until they are completely neutralized or flushed with large volumes of water. Victims should never use chemical neutralizing agents because they tend to produce additional heat and lead to more severe burns. Severe chemical burns can leave victims with permanent disfigurement, scarring, loss of feeling, and even brain damage. Our compassionate team of lawyers acknowledges that if you were severely burned by a chemical, you might require hospitalization and extensive medical care. We firmly believe that no one deserves to be harmed due to dangerous chemicals. Victims may be entitled to monetary compensation for past and future medical expenses, permanent disfigurement, lost wages, diminished future earning capacity, pain and suffering (both physical and mental), loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment in life, permanent disabilities suffered, and all other damages related to your burn injury.

Everyday Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of chemical burn injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims that suffered from devastating burns and other injuries after coming into contact with harmful chemicals. Our battle-tested team will take immediate action to file a lawsuit and preserve your rights. Then, we will begin gathering evidence and conducting a meticulous investigation to determine who should be held responsible for your injuries. We are disciplined, dedicated, and determined to get you the best possible result in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Call us today at (716) 839-3939 to find out how we can help you! We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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