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Burn Injuries and Skin Grafts

Second- and third-degree burn injuries often leave serious scars and disfigurement. Severe burns can also cause functional damage and a great deal of pain. Surgical treatments may require breathing assistance, the use of a feeding tube, addressing blood flow problems, skin grafts, and plastic surgery. Other treatments – including physical therapy and psychological counseling –…

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Is Your Microwave Hurting Your Child?

There have been many stories over the years about the dangers of microwaves. You’ve probably heard allegations that microwaves cause cancer or that they can interrupt a pacemaker if you stand too close to them while they’re running. Both myths have been debunked many times over, but there’s one not-so-new danger that’s very real. Microwaves…

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October Is Fire Prevention Month – Our Safety Tips

October is Fire Prevention Month, and Fire Prevention Week ran from October 4-10, 2020. The goal of both of these annual events is to increase awareness about fire safety and to emphasize the importance of having a fire preparedness plan in place. Fire Prevention Week is one of the longest-running public health observances in the…

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Explosion at Atlanta Chemical Plant Leads to Massive Fire

Just after 4:00 pm, a chemical plant West Point Avenue in Atlanta caught fire. By 5:00 pm the plant was engulfed in flames, send clouds of smoke into the air, and leading the brush nearby to catch fire as well. The plant, which is owner by Alchemix, manufactures a highly flammable material called nitrocellulose. Brad…

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Everyday Products Can Cause Chemical Burns

Maintaining your home takes a lot of effort. An entire aisle at the grocery store is dedicated to cleaning supplies for virtually every possible household situation. While these products are loaded with germ-killing, grease-fighting capabilities, they may be more harmful than helpful. Many every day products you find in your home have the ability to…

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The Causes and Effects of Burn Injuries

Some of the most painful injuries a person can suffer are burn injuries. Unfortunately, burns are also difficult to treat, with serious burns leading to a long, tough road to recovery. In 2016, the most current data available, nearly half a million people sought medical attention for burns. Burn injuries can range from minor, like…

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Man Sues Tesla for Devastating Burn Injuries Suffered at Car Factory

A 37-year-old man, Son Nguyen, is suffering from the results of a Tesla car factory electrical explosion that left him with severe burns over large portions of his body. He has sued the automaker, alleging the company disregarded his safety by placing him directly in path of danger for the express purpose of increasing productivity…

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I’ve Been Seriously Burned; What Are My Legal Rights in Georgia?

Severe burn injuries can produce not only excruciating pain, but also long-term disfigurement and disability. Burn injuries often require long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation, and sometimes several surgeries. Many types of accidents can precipitate serious burn injuries. The According to the American Burn Association, in 2016 more than 486,000 people suffered burn injuries severe enough to…

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What You Should Know if You are Burned on a Construction Site

Construction sites can be dangerous places, which is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires certain precautions to keep people safe. These rules apply to employees, but they also apply to site visitors, contractors, and the people who pass by construction sites. One of the most common risks involve burn injuries. Aside from…

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