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How are chemical burn and burn injuries treated?

When car accidents occur, there are many different types of serious injuries, including brain and burn, that can require long-term care and cost a significant amount. Chemical burns can be serious injuries leading to medical treatment, recovery time and disfigurement in some cases. For a victim who has suffered chemical burns, specific treatments will vary according to the nature of the accident, type of chemical, injuries and harm, however, there are some general medical treatments that are typically used to treat chemical burns.

Depending on the circumstances, a breathing tube may be required. To normalize blood pressure and heart rate following any type of burn, IV fluids are sometimes required. IV fluids are used to prevent dehydration in the victim, however, the IV may also be used to administer medication to fight against infection or to control the victim's pain level. Decontamination is likely necessary as a step in the victim's medical treatment. At times, an antidote to counteract the chemical may be necessary.

In addition, in open wounds will be treated with sterilization, medication and medical dressing. It may be necessary to consult with additional medical professionals and specialists in some cases for additional treatment, depending on the nature of the injuries the victim has suffered.

Burn injuries, including chemical and other types of burns, are serious injuries oftentimes requiring extensive and costly medical treatment. Burn injuries can result from a variety of different types of accidents including truck and car accidents. Because of the extensive nature of the harm victims may suffer, damages, including medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering damages, may be available to aid and protect victims following a chemical or other type of burn injury.

Source: Emedicinehealth.com, "Chemical Burns, Chemical Burn Medical Treatment," Accessed Sept. 8, 2015

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