When one has suffered a serious burn, he or she may require some rather extensive medical treatments. These treatments are done to help control pain, remove dead tissue, reduce scarring, prevent infection and even address emotional needs. This type of personal injury is difficult to recover from -- physically, emotionally and financially. Those in Arizona who have suffered burn injuries due to the negligence of others may have legal recourse.
The type of treatment one receives following a burn injury will really depend on the type of burn suffered. Minor burns, or course, do not often require medical attention and can be treated at home. Moderate to severe burns, however, require medical intervention.
There are various medications available for the treatment of moderate to severe burns. These include water-based treatments which are used to clean and stimulate tissue; fluids or IV therapy which is used to prevent dehydration; dressings, creams and ointments which help prevent infection and help with wound healing and antibiotics. Along with medications, some patients may require further medical procedures such as breathing assistance, skin grafts and surgery -- among others.
Unfortunately, none of these treatments are pleasant to experience or inexpensive. The cost to treat the physical and emotional damages done following burn injuries can be astronomical. Those whose injuries are the result of another person's actions may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. A personal injury claim filed and successfully litigated in an Arizona civil court could result in the victim being awarded a monetary judgment for any losses that are deemed recoverable in accordance with state laws.
Source: mayoclinic.org, "Burns Treatments and drugs", Accessed on April 10, 2016