California Toxic Exposure Attorneys
More than 4,000 people die in the United States every year as the result of burn injuries, and even more suffer from burn and fire related injuries, illnesses, and infections. Many of these injuries are the result of chemical burns, which may occur at various locations, and in some circumstances may take place at the victim’s place of employment.
Chemical burns may result in very serious skin burns, including:
First degree burns – Minor burns of the first layer of skin.
Second degree burns – Superficial partial-thickness burns injuring the first and second layer of skin.
Third degree burns – Serious burns injuring all the skin layers and tissue underneath.
Depending upon the severity of the chemical burn, the victim may require immediate hospitalization and medical attention to treat the affected area. In the case of severe burn accidents, the victim may have to endure a long and painful rehabilitation, scars, and disfigurement, and in some cases skin grafting may be necessary.
Although people who are exposed to chemicals may be at risk for chemical burns, they are also at risk for a variety of other serious health risks including birth defects, Aplastic Anemia, female infertility, brain damage, and Hodgkin’s Disease.
For example, Polvinyl chloride is a synthetic material that is widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries and can be found in many products made of plastic. People, especially workers, who are exposed to vinyl chloride are at risk for various cancers, including liver, lung, and brain cancers.
Another dangerous chemical that workers in various professions may be exposed to is Benzene. This flammable chemical can be found in may common household products and has been linked to numerous types of cancers and blood diseases.
If you have been the victim of a chemical burn or chemical exposure, please contact a Los Angeles toxic exposure attorney at Cohen & Marzban Law Corporation for a free consultation.
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