Our Michigan burn injury lawyers often represent families who loved ones suffered serious burn injuries due to the carelessness of the nursing home facility. When dealing with your loved one, the facility should provide the best care possible. When a burn injury happens, it can cause severe injuries to your loved one. These injuries are preventable and the negligent party should be held accountable.
Burn injuries that cover 15-20% of the body put that person risk of significant fluid loss, which could lead to shock if fluids are not replaced immediately! Elderly, who have medical conditions and suffer burn injuries over 50% of their body, can suffer fatal injuries
Preventing Burns In Nursing Homes
Elderly citizens older than 60 years old are at increased risk for burn accidents. The most common type of burn injury for the elderly is scald types of burn injury caused by hot liquids or steam and have a higher rate of mortality in older victims.
The elderly has less elastic in their skin due to aging, which causes the dermis layer of the skin to become thinner. This causes the skin to be more susceptible to the absorption of heat, which means even moderate heat sources, such as electric blankets, can cause serious physical damage. In addition, the elderly are more vulnerable to fluid loss and shock after suffering from a burn. This requires proper fluid replenishment immediately.
It is important that nursing home staff members take steps to reduce burn risks. This includes monitoring the temperature of the water in resident bathrooms to prevent scalding, monitor the temperature of food served to residents, not allowing candles or other open flames, covering radiators, and complying with proper fire prevention and safety standards.
Our No Fee Promise for Michigan Nursing Home Burn Injury Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home burn injury case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Burn Injury Attorney
If your loved one suffered a serious burn while living in a nursing home, you may be entitled to collect the compensation your family deserves. Nursing homes must provide safe environments for their residents. They are required to monitor residents to ensure that there are not any burn risks and that all injuries are properly treated. When nursing homes fail to meet this duty, they can be liable for negligence.
If you suspect that nursing home negligence caused your loved one’s injuries, you should contact the Michigan nursing home neglect law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately! Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home injury lawyers about your case.