Catherine D. Bertram and
Salvatore J. Zambri
According to the
American Burn Association there are about 1 million burn injuries in our country each year. Of those
injured, 45,000 are hospitalized and about 50% of those patients are admitted
to the 125 specialized burn treatment centers across the country. It is
estimated that one third of these injuries are children. The American
Burn Association has
6 educational programs to prevent burn injuries.
TheBurn Center at Washington Hospital Center is the only adult burn treatment center in the Washington metropolitan
area. This 20-bed facility features a multidisciplinary team approach
to burn care that provides comprehensive care for burn victims.
The most common causes of
burn injuries are
electrocution or electrical fire,
work place explosions,flammable clothing,
chemical sources and fire. We have successfully resolved many cases involving tragic incidents that
could have been prevented, including patients injured in
operating room fires. If you have questions related to your rights after a severe burn injury,
please contact us by clicking
here or calling (202) 759-6699.