Burns in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Law Center Staff
Burns in Nursing Homes

 

The National Fire Center, reports an annual average of 2 million fires in the United States. Those fires resulted in an annual average in excess of 27,000 civilian injuries, more than 4,000 deaths.

Nursing home residents may sustain burns while at a nursing home facility.  Common situations involving residents sustaining burns include:

Nursing home residents who sustain burns need focused care from experts to implement a plan to deal with the physical and psychological affects.  Burns sustained by the elderly are especially difficult to treat and are commonly accompanied by infection and bedsores.

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