Tupelo Burn Injury Lawyers
Guiding You Through Burn Injury Claims in Mississippi, Tennessee, & Texas
From intense pain to permanent scarring, burn injuries can cause serious, body-wide problems. When these problems prevent you from working or living as you did before your injury-causing accident, your burn injury may justify a catastrophic injury lawsuit.
While no settlement or verdict can change what happened, compensation can help keep you comfortable as you recover from and adapt to your injuries.
Our team at MW Law Firm PLLC – Mama Justice can help you pursue the resources you need to recover.
All you have to do is give us a call at (662) 262-6264 today.
Understanding Burn Injuries
According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS):
“A burn is tissue damage caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or nuclear radiation…Burns are defined by how deep they are and how large an area they cover.”
Most people are familiar with the degrees of burns:
- A first-degree burn damages only the outer layer of skin
- Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
- Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath
The NIGMS also acknowledges fourth, fifth, and sixth-degree burns. Fourth-degree burns extend into fat, fifth-degree burns extend into muscle, and sixth-degree burns extend to bone.
Clinicians use total body surface area (TBSA) to determine the percentage of the body that is burned and estimate the size and severity of burns. Second- or third-degree burns that cover 9% of the body or more may be considered catastrophic.
Individuals with severe burns may need skin grafts, or natural or artificial skin that covers and protects the body while it heals, and all serious burns are prone to infection. Additionally, severe burns trigger an explosive inflammatory response, which may cause shock (a sharp and potentially deadly drop in blood pressure) or swelling known as edema. Both of these conditions can cause tissues and organs to be deprived of oxygen, suffer damage, and fail. Burn survivors frequently face complications in their lungs, heart, brain, bloodstream, and kidneys.
Severe burn injuries used to be fatal for many victims, but now, people can survive burns covering up to 90% of their bodies. Still, burn survivors must live with and learn to adapt to permanent impairments and scars.
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With the right treatment, people can recover from burn injuries and go on to live full lives. Nevertheless, this treatment does not come for free.
Many burn victims need surgeries and ample time in the hospital, and some people will require assistance for the rest of their lives.
If you were burned because of someone else’s negligence, MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice can help you seek the resources you need.
We can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative care
- Assistive care and devices
- Missed wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
With over 40 years of experience, our Tupelo burn injury lawyers are dedicated to obtaining the best possible results on your behalf.
We are licensed in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas and can help you find justice in all 3 states.
When dealing with serious injuries, choosing the right attorney is extremely important. At such a difficult time, you may want a firm that treats you like family. MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice does exactly that. Our fierce and hands-on legal team treats our clients as part of our family because we know our clients are people. Mama Justice herself, Attorney Missy Wigginton, will treat you like her own because she knows firsthand what you are going through.
Our legal family is ready to help you at (662) 262-6264 or online – make the most of your situation and get started with a free consultation.
Mrs. Wigginton is true to her name.- Lillian F.
Missy is a fighter and doesn't give up on her cases.- Gayla
Mama Missy truly cares about her clients.- Elizabeth
Best lawyer ever!- Former Client
Missy gets the job done!- Keith