Cold Therapy Burns

Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Cold Therapy Burn Injury Lawyers In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Determined, Disciplined, and Dedicated Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims of Cold Therapy Burn Injuries in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Cold therapy Advances in technology throughout the years have significantly improved medical treatments and procedures. Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, is a medical treatment that has been widely used among professional athletes for years. The procedure, which gained popularity in recent years for the treatment of pain and swelling, involves subjecting patients to extremely cold temperatures. Cold therapy was developed from the concept that applying ice to injuries helps reduce swelling, inflammation, and overall pain. The treatment takes the application of cold to a whole new level. Cryotherapy machines can drastically drop temperatures to as low as -250 degrees Fahrenheit. Nevertheless, sessions typically only last 2 to 3 minutes, which is too short of a time to develop frostbite or hypothermia. Additionally, portable cold therapy machines are used at home by patients recovering from injuries or surgeries to circulate water and ice to the damaged area.

While patients undergo cold therapy to recover from injuries quicker, some are never adequately informed of the harm that can be inflicted by such cold temperatures. Defective cold therapy devices have caused devastating burns, frostbite, and many other injuries. Severe burns and other injuries caused by the treatment can have devastating consequences on victims. You should not be forced to bear the traumatic aftermath of your cold therapy burn injury alone. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite attorneys are here to assist you by asserting your legal rights to seek monetary compensation.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered cold therapy burns caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you should contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his battle-tested team of Buffalo, New York burn accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to find out more about your legal rights. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our prominent law firm will fight to obtain the best result for your burn injury and resulting damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly qualified team is available for your free consultation 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Types Of Injuries Caused By Cold Therapy

Although cold therapy devices and even ice packs may seem relatively safe, when temperatures are cold enough and applied for long enough, these products can cause severe injuries. Common injuries resulting from cold therapy devices include:

  1. Burns: Similar to burns caused by intense heat, cold can destroy healthy layers of the skin and tissue. Depending on the exposure, cold therapy burns may cause second or even third-degree burns.
  2. Frostbite: Frostbite is the medical term used to describe the process of extremely cold temperatures taking heat away from the body. When the skin is cold enough, nerve and tissue cells begin dying.
  3. Stages of frostbite
  4. Blood Clots: When blood flow is reduced, it creates an increased risk of blood clots. Blood clots are known to cause pulmonary embolisms, strokes, and other injuries.
  5. Nerve Damage: Cold temperatures initially cause a temporary loss of feeling, but a complete lack of blood flow could cause the nerve cells to die.
  6. Partial Paralysis: Severe damage caused by cold therapy can result in the inability to move the injured body part naturally.
  7. Permanent Scarring and Disfigurement: Awful scars can be left behind once healthy tissue is destroyed by burns and frostbite. When cold burn scars are in highly visible sections of the body, such as the hands, face, or neck, it can lead to disfigurement.
  8. Amputation: Cold therapy devices left on an area for extended periods are capable of destroying the flesh. In severe cases, damaged fingers or toes may need to be amputated to prevent necrosis or gangrene.
  9. Emotional Anguish: Severe emotional pain and shame frequently accompany even minor changes in a victim’s physical appearance.



Determining Liability For Cold Therapy Burns

For victims who have suffered cold therapy burns, one of the most crucial aspects in pursuing monetary compensation is determining who is liable. Medical professionals have a duty to warn patients about all of the possible side effects and risks that accompany cold therapy. Additionally, they must ensure that patients understand the proper application of home treatments because, without clear instructions, patients may get burned from using the therapy for too long. When treating doctors fail to sufficiently inform patients, they can be held liable for resulting injuries.

Under New York law, designers and manufacturers of cold therapy devices must ensure that their products are safe for the intended use. When cold therapy devices are used responsibly, patients should not suffer any unnecessary burns. In cases where manufacturers fail to produce devices free of hazardous flaws, they must be held accountable for any resulting injuries that occur. Also, cold therapy devices must come with adequate safety warnings regarding the possible dangers of using them improperly. To establish product liability, we must demonstrate that the device or its components were defective, produced an unreasonable risk, and the defect led to your burns while it was used as intended. Depending on the unique circumstances of the incident, your doctor or the cold therapy device manufacturer may be held accountable for your damages.

Our compassionate team of lawyers understands that if you were severely burned by a cold therapy device, you might require hospitalization and extensive medical treatment. We firmly believe that no one deserves to be harmed because of their doctor’s actions or the use of dangerous medical products. Victims may be entitled to monetary compensation for past and future medical expenses, permanent scarring, disfigurement, pain and suffering (both physical and mental), loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment in life, lost wages, diminished future earning capacity, and all other damages related to your cold therapy burn.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team will systematically investigate your case and collect evidence to determine who should be held liable for your burn injuries. 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., acclaimed as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, has exclusively handled serious personal injury and product liability cases. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious personal injuries. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome sets us apart from the competition. Contact our battle-tested team today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about how we can help 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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