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Chemical burns can be dangerous

When most people think of burn injuries, they probably think of injuries caused by fire. However, chemical burns can be just as dangerous as burn injuries caused by fire. Chemical burns not only affect exposed skin, they can also damage a person's internal organs.

There are many different causes of chemical burn injuries. Exposure to a variety of different types of acid is probably the most common cause of a chemical burn. Acids such as ammonia, car battery acid and chemicals found in cleaning products can cause chemical burns. When San Diego residents are in a situation where exposure to dangerous chemicals is expected, they need to make sure that they are following all of the appropriate safety protocols. However, despite the care one person may take, it is not always possible to account for the conduct of others in the area.

When people suffer from a chemical burn they face the possibility of hospitalization, if the injury is bad enough. Previous posts here have noted how extensive the medical treatment of burn injuries can be and this is also true for chemical burns. The recovery timeframe can differ based on the severity of the burn injury, but it could be weeks or even months before a burn injury victim recovers.

San Diego residents who suffer from a chemical burn injury due to the negligence of another party may be able to attempt to recover financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. The majority of the financial compensation that is recovered would likely be applied to accumulated medical expenses, but some may be used for long-term treatment.

Source:, "Chemical Burns," Accessed Oct. 2, 2016

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