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Scarring or Deformities Injury

Although a source of immediate physical and psychological pain, scars resulting from dog bites, lacerations, skin punctures, or burns can result in a lifelong physical imprint that may serve as a reminder of pain years after an obtained injury. Scars form over time from fibrous tissues designed to replace one’s original skin following a deep laceration or burn; these replacement tissues subsequently result in less resistant skin tissue in which hair follicles and sweat glands normally do not grow back, acne around the new tissue becomes prevalent, and a decreased tolerance to ultra-violent radiation persists.

Scars are among the most difficult injuries to effectively treat. After the human body sustains cuts, burns, or puncture wounds, the skin heals itself by scarring. This process varies in length, depending upon the kind of injury, location, severity, and any medical procedures undergone.

Types of Scarring

Scars induced from a variety of injuries normally fall under three categories:

  • Keloid Scars: scars are normally thick, swollen, itchy, and highly uncomfortable. Red or darker in color than the skin surrounding the scar, keloids have potential to grow beyond the wounded area due to protein from fibrous tissues. Keloid scars most commonly reside on one’s breastbones, earlobes, or shoulders.

  • Hypertrophic Scars: extremely similar and often confused with keloid scars, hypertrophic scars usually contain the same discomfort and itchy side effects of a keloid, but do not grow outside of the boundaries of the original injury.

  • Contractures: when one suffers from a severe burn resulting in major skin loss, a scar may form by pulling the boundaries of the lost skin together, forming a scar which “contracts”. These contractual scars may restrict one’s everyday movement by putting stress on the muscles and tendons near the lost skin.

Causes of Scarring

Of the many serious injuries that can lead to scarring, the most common include:

Moreover, an injured person may have to cope with mental and emotional trauma, including low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety.

Scarring can come from teeth, mouth, and jaw (TMJ) disorders, burns, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), dermabrasion (facial skin injuries that results in surgery), fibromyalgia, thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), and road rashes caused by motor vehicle accidents. Financial compensation for scars are based on:

  • The length, width, and depth of the scar
  • The visibility of the scar
  • The effect the scarring has had on a person’s behavior, personality, or outlook on life
  • Treating Scars

A multitude of treatments exist to reduce the size and sensitivity of scars, such as:

  • Laser treatment
  • Chemical peels
  • Radio or collagen induction therapy
  • Steroid injections to the scar
  • Torn anterior cruciate ligament
  • Surgery to remove the scar tissue

Benson and Bingham have access to the top scar and burn injury doctors and specialists throughout Las Vegas and the Nevada area, and ensure all clients have readily available access to them.

The negligent party should be held responsible for their actions, and the pain and suffering that they have brought upon you and your family. At Benson and Bingham we understand how serious a scar injury is, and realize the toll it can take on your life. Our legal team will take the time to get to know you, and will help get the compensation and care you deserve. We have successfully recovered more than $36 million dollars for clients who have suffered physical injuries and emotional damages.

Scars not only reemphasize the suffering and pain sustained from deep tissue injuries, but may alter one’s physical appearance in a potentially unfavorable fashion if not handled in a timely, proper manner. Benson and Bingham is committed to reducing the physical alternations and the lasting impact of scars derived from burns, lacerations, skin punctures, or dog bites. Injuries sustained from certain accidents that result in bad scarring cause the case value to dramatically increase. This type of damage is called “residuals” that simply mean a permanent injury. If you need a scarring attorney or personal injury attorney that understands the deformities that scarring can cause from a burn, cut, or devastating injury call or email the personal injury attorneys at Benson & Bingham.

Did you Know: Benson & Bingham was selected as a Best of Las Vegas 2016 Winner in the category lawyers by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the city’s longest running reader’s choice awards.