New Jersey Child Burn Injury Lawyers
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Naturally curious about the world around them and always eager to explore, children have a sense of wonder that captivate adults. As anybody who has ever spent time around children knows this inquisitive nature can be dangerous. One moment of inattention is all it takes for a serious burn injury to occur.
Treating serious burns in children is often complex because they are still growing. If scars are present, they can interfere with the function of affected muscles and joints. A doctor may need to perform multiple surgeries to release contractures. Burns in children can be disfiguring and life-changing. All responsible adults want to do everything possible to protect these most vulnerable members of our society and preventing burns is obviously preferable to treating them. These are some ways to prevent burns in children:
- Setting water heater thermostats to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or lower to avoid scalding injuries
- Keeping pot handles turned in any time you are using your stove
- Keeping liquids and foods that could burn a child away from counter edges
- Storing all flammable materials, including matches and lighters, in a secure place that the child cannot access
- Covering or plugging any electrical outlets that are not in use
Even if you are extremely diligent about protecting your child from burns, the potential for injury still exists. Careless workers at restaurants could place hot liquids within your child's reach, or the daycare facility you trusted might have tap water that is hot enough to cause a scalding injury. If a negligent party or a defective product caused your child's burn injury, you could have a legal claim. The NJ child injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. will review your case at no cost to you. After this initial consultation, we will be able to tell you whether you are likely to obtain a judgment in your favor should you decide to take the case to court. Contact us today at (609) 240-0040.
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