Scalding Burn Injuries and Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuits
Our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys often seek cases brought to them by the families of victims who suffered dangerous scalding burn injuries. Often times these burns are caused by scalding water. Not only is this a very painful injury, especially for an elderly individual with fragile skin, but the infection that can result from severe scalding burns can be very serious or even deadly.
All too often patients at nursing homes suffer scalding burn injuries from tap water that is obviously too hot for human skin. These burns are serious and result in permanent injuries to the burn victim. These burns can be the result of lack of judgment of the staff, a defective hot water heater or hot water heater with the temperature setting too high for human contact. Hot water heaters are usually set to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, which is considered tolerable for human contact. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a hot water heater set above 120 degrees Fahrenheit, is too high and could cause serious burns upon contact.
Scalding Burn Injuries & Patients of Nursing Homes
Unfortunately, elderly patients are known for not testing the water before getting into a bathtub or shower, therefore they are considered at risk patients for serious scalding burns. These injuries are not only painful, but can cause third degree burns and infections. Often, it is the responsibility of the Michigan nursing home and its staff to make sure temperatures are not too high. If the patient’s safety is being overlooked by the nursing home, they may be considered negligent, and a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit may be sought.
Sue Michigan Nursing Home For Scalding Burn Injury
Nursing home residents suffering scalding burn injuries as a result of the neglect or lack of supervision at a Michigan nursing home, do have legal rights. These burn injuries are extremely painful, result in permanent scarring and disfigurement, and require extensive and expensive medical care and treatment. Our Michigan nursing home burn attorneys are experts at proving damages in these cases and helping victims and their families receive compensation for their injuries.
Lawsuits for hot water heater and hot tap water burn injury cases can be filed against caregivers who are negligent for exposing a person to unsafe water temperatures. It is important to contact our office as soon as possible after a burn injury so that we can begin our investigation of the case before the negligent person changes tampers with the evidence, like changing temperatures on the hot water heater or by replacing defective parts.
Our No Fee Promise for Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Scalding Burn Injury Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home scalding 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 Neglect Scalding Burn Injury Attorney
If you suspect that nursing home negligence caused your loved one to suffer scalding burn injuries, you should contact the Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately! Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case. We will start your burn injury case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.