Burn injury Lawyers representing clients for decades offices in New York City and White Plains
Our most recent burn injury client was employed in the kitchen of Hudson Valley Hospital. The client received third degree burns when a cooking steam machine malfunctioned, causing scalding water to be released on the worker’s leg. We uncovered proof that the International Corporation Aramark, who maintained the machine, knew there were problems with the machine but never bothered to pay to fix the machine. This decision lead to a settlement.
The American Burn Association projects that in 2015:
- 486,000 victims of burns will receive medical treatment
- 40,000 hospital admissions will result from burns
- 3,240 people will die from fire/smoke inhalation
Just this year, a fiery explosion in Manhattan’s East Village injured at least 19 people and left two others dead. Smoke or toxic gases from fires and burn injuries kill more people each year in the U.S. than all natural disasters combined annually.
Burn injuries can cause lifelong physical, emotional and psychological harm, and are among the most traumatic types of injuries. There may be profound and permanent impact to the skin; less obvious is potential damage to organs not located at the burn site. Burn survivors often suffer complications to their pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems. Contact The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, with offices in White Plains and New York City.