Burns to children are a particularly devastating injury. Burn injuries frequently result in permanent disfigurement, painful recovery, and a diminished outlook on life.
If you have a child suffering from burns due to someone else’s carelessness, turn to McGehee ☆ Chang, Landgraf, Feiler for assistance. We will work hard to help you and your family during this trying time.
Call us at 713-864-4000 if your child has suffered burns at daycare, while playing at a friend’s house, in a car accident, from exposure to chemicals, or any type of fire-related accident.
When we talk about burns, the first thing that comes to mind are burns from fire or some other heat source. However, an often overlooked (yet common) source of burns comes from chemicals. Chemical burns can be to the skin, or they can affect the lungs and other internal organs through inhalation of toxic fumes. Children are especially susceptible to chemical burns because of their lack of knowledge and increased curiosity.
Daycare centers, nurseries, and other businesses sometimes fail to properly secure toxic cleaning chemicals. Curious children then injure themselves by ingesting or inhaling the chemicals. This situation is easily preventable, and should not happen. If your child has been injured by chemicals due to someone else’s carelessness, call us so we can inform you of your options.
Space heaters, bbq pits, electrical cords, grease, and other household items also pose a significant danger to children. Every year, thousands of children are burned while at home, a daycare center, or at a restaurant. Scald burns cause 65% of burn-related hospitalization for children under 5 years old.
Please contact us if your child has suffered burn injuries due to the carelessness of others. We will evaluate your case at no cost to you. Call us today at (713) 864-4000.