Posted by 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.
The Burn 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, automobile accidents, 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) 463-3030.