Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized As A Best Lawyer of America, and His Team of Serious Personal Injury Lawyers, Are Ready to Defend Individuals in the Buffalo, New York, and the Greater New York Area Who Have Been Victims of Personal Injury Accidents.
Roughly 100 million individuals every year receive scars as a result of medical surgeries. However, this number does not account for the countless others who develop scars after sustaining cuts or burns from everyday accidents. Depending upon the location and severity of the scar, it can impact an individual’s ability to work and perform daily tasks and even lower their self-esteem.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. has worked as a personal injury attorney for over two decades. In that time, he has won countless cases for his clients in the Buffalo, New York area, including a $1,250,000 settlement for a man who suffered injuries to his arm and foot after a fall. If you are the victim of an accident in Buffalo, New York, or the greater New York area that resulted in a permanently scarred injury, reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling us at 716-839-3939 or visiting us online to schedule your FREE consultation.What is a Scar?
A scar is the mark left on the skin after an injury has healed. Whenever some form of external trauma damages the skin, such as a laceration or a burn, it leaves behind a wound. The body quickly produces the protein collagen in order to repair the damage. On the positive side, this means that the body is usually able to repair the damage from injuries fairly quickly, but on the negative side, the new collagen developed by the body is thicker and more rigid than the rest of the skin. This thick patch of collagen is what causes a scar. Minor injuries such as scrapes or cuts only damage the top layers of skin, in which case the injury should heal with limited to no trace. But if an injury goes deep enough into the dermis, the build-up of new tissue is much thicker, and as a result, turns into a visible scar.
Scars can appear in many forms, but the two most common are keloids and sunken scars. A keloid is what we typically think of when we imagine a scar. It is particularly visible on the body and red, pink, or white in color. Keloids are often larger than the original wound and can develop in keloid-prone skin in response to cuts, burns, lesions, and even acne. There have even been reported instances of keloids developing without prior injury, although these occurrences are rare. Sunken scars, in contrast to keloids, appear in response to conditions of skin inflammation such as acne or chickenpox. The inflammation in the skin destroys its natural collagen, a protein that is vital for the production of many parts of the body, including the bones, skin, and muscle.
Any accident severe enough to leave a scar can have a potentially life-changing impact. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated personal injury attorneys make their clients their priority and are eager to represent individuals who sustained a scar as a result of personal injury or medical malpractice. Reach out to us today by calling 716-839-3939 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation. Our offices are available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.Common Causes of Scars
Scars can develop from virtually any type of injury and on any part of the body. They might be the result of physical injuries, such as scrapes, burns, or cuts, of pre-existing skin conditions, of surgery, and sometimes seemingly without any cause at all, as in the case of spontaneous keloids. A rare skin disease, known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB), for example, makes the skin extremely delicate and prone to blistering. As the blisters heal, they can turn into scars. While most scars have little to no impact on an individual’s way of life, they can often be painful or physically disfiguring. Sometimes scars are accompanied by symptoms such as itchiness, pain, depression, and loss of self-esteem.
Many scars are the after-effect of surgery on the body. Most procedures that would leave a scar are already seeking to treat a pre-existing health issue in the body, but sometimes these operations can lead to further complications. For example, if a medical procedure was incorrectly performed, or if the wound from a medical operation healed poorly and became infected. If a scar resulted from negligence on the part of the surgeon or medical team, an individual might be eligible to receive compensation.
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The best way to prevent an injury from turning into a scar is to help the healing process as much as possible. In order for the skin to heal, it needs to be kept clean and moisturized. For minor cuts, the following recommendations include:
- Keep the injured area clean to prevent infection;
- Use petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment to keep the wound from drying out and scabbing over, then keep the wound free of dirt by covering it with a clean bandage; and
- Once the wound has healed, applying sunscreen to the area can help scars to fade.
If an injury required stitches, the same steps could be used in conjunction with any care instructions from the doctor. In some cases, a skilled plastic surgeon might be able to reduce the effects of scarring. The scars left behind after cancerous skin tissue is removed, for example, are often treated by plastic surgeons.
For over twenty years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully represented individuals in personal injury cases throughout the Western New York area. Today, he is regarded to be a Best Lawyer of America and has obtained at least $1,000,000 or more 33 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. To receive your free consultation, call us now at 716-839-3939 or contact us online. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.
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!