Scalding burn injuries are all too common in Michigan nursing homes. These severe burns often happen from tap water that is obviously too hot for human skin. These burns are not only serious, but also result in permanent injuries to the burn victim. Often, the nursing home’s ill judgment can result in these dangerous burns. However, a defective hot water heater or hot water heater with the temperature setting too high for human contact can be factors as well. Hot water heaters are usually set to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, which is considered tolerable for human contact. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a hot water heater set above 120 degrees Fahrenheit, is too high and could cause serious burns upon contact.
Buckfire & Buckfire P.C.’s knowledgeable Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers often pursue cases brought to them by the families of victims who suffered severe scalding burn injuries. Most often these burns are caused by scalding water. Not only is this an excruciating injury, for an elderly individual with fragile skin, but the infection that can result from severe scalding burns can be very serious or even deadly.
Michigan Nursing Home Patients Suffer Scalding Burn Injuries
Nursing home staff often report that elderly patients are known for not testing the water before getting into a bathtub or shower, therefore they are considered at risk patients for serious scalding burns. This being common knowledge among nursing homes, the staff should be more aware and protect the safety of their patients. If the patient’s safety is being overlooked by the nursing home, they may be considered negligent, and a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit may be sought.
Michigan Nursing Home Scalding Burn Injury Lawsuits
Nursing home residents suffering scalding burn injuries as a result of the neglect or lack of supervision at a Michigan nursing home do have legal rights. These burn injuries are extremely painful, result in permanent scarring and disfigurement, and require extensive and expensive medical care and treatment. Our Michigan nursing home burn attorneys are experts at proving damages in these cases and helping victims and their families receive compensation for their injuries.
Lawsuits for hot water heater and hot tap water burn injury cases can be filed against caregivers who are negligent for exposing a person to unsafe water temperatures. It is important to contact our office as soon as possible after a burn injury so that we can begin our investigation of the case before the negligent person changes tampers with the evidence, like changing temperatures on the hot water heater or by replacing defective parts.
Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Scalding Burn Injury Cases No Fee Promise
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home scalding burn injury case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Scalding Burn Injury Attorney
If you suspect that nursing home negligence caused your loved one to suffer scalding burn injuries, you should contact the Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately! Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case. We will start your burn injury case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.