Burn injuries are a serious problem that can happen when your skin is exposed to extreme heat for a long period of time. For example, if you got injured from hitting your hand on a hot pan and the injury left behind residual nerve damage, nerves in your arm and hand would not be able to send messages back to your brain, so you would no longer have any sensation in these areas. Burn injuries can also cause scars, which will change the way our skin looks and functions for the rest of our life.
So, if your burn injuries were a result of another individual’s negligence, then it is essential to contact us today for investigating the case, collecting evidence, and determining the scope for compensation.
We will now look into some of the common consequences of burn injuries.
Cellulitis is an infection that can result from burn injuries. This is a serious condition, and if not treated with immediate attention, it can be fatal. It develops when bacterial strains invade the skin and infects deeper tissues like fat and muscle. Eventually, the infection spreads to other parts of the body, which may be life-threatening.
Although burn injuries are already painful enough on their own, cellulitis worsens the pain even further by making it harder to bear the pain and by causing other symptoms that can impact daily activities.
- Toxic shock syndrome
Another common consequence of burn injuries is toxic shock syndrome. This is an infection that involves the release of toxins that can travel through the body and cause complications. When the infection is internalized in your body, it produces a toxin that can be released into the bloodstream. The toxin then travels to other organs and causes damage such as massive blood loss or sepsis.
When a burn injury is left untreated, it could cause a severe infection, which causes injuries to different parts of the body. The infection is often caused by necrosis or gangrene. This happens when dead skin cells are unable to remove from the wound and they begin to rot inside your body. So, it is vital that you handle this complication as soon as possible.
- Sepsis and septic shock
Sepsis is a severe state of septic shock. This is a result of severe bacterial infection that can quickly spread across your body. If not treated, this infection will result in organ failure and death.
The signs of this condition include high levels of inflammation or swelling and hemorrhaging. It usually occurs when the body is losing its ability to fight against the infection because it has been stressed by injuries and physical trauma.