When someone is injured in an accident, it is easy to see those injuries with view limited to immediate medical attention. The bitter reality is that may injuries leave intense scars and disfigurement which will serve as a permanent reminder to the victim of the emotional and physical pain of the accident. Scarring is common among flesh wounds in accidents such as motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. However, a person can be scarred by any form of negligence, including medical malpractice in which a doctor fails to conclude an operation with the right sutures or a nurse fails to care for a surgical scar appropriately.
Whatever source led to the disfigurement, the victim will be living in pain both emotionally and physically for as long as the scar is there. Disfigurement is both humiliating and can be painful as well. The tender skin that replaces the damaged flesh is a different type of tissue that is often more sensitive than normal skin. In reality, scarring and disfigurement can extend the damage of an accident well into the personal life and career of a victim.
As many flesh wounds as there may be, there are as many scar types each with their own appearance and pain. In most cases, flesh injuries that involve tissue damage are replaced with a scar tissue that is tender and less resistant to UV rays. Since the follicles and pours of the skin are also a part of the injured flesh, the scars will replace them as well and in many cases, their functions will never completely recover.
In general, any flesh wound will result in some amount of scarring. With the right treatment and careful recovery, many of these scars may be reduced or even disappear with time. However, serious injuries will often involve scar tissue that will either require reconstructive plastic surgery or be permanent. Examples of injuries that scar the worse include electrical burns, chemical burns, thermal burns, road rash from motorcycle accidents and lacerations from any type of accident. Mistakes in medical care can also lead to scarring such as plastic surgery malpractice and general medical malpractice.
Having to live with scarring and disfigurement can negatively impact an individual's self-confident in their appearance and even keep them from excelling in their career. Scars can be embarrassing, painful and damaging to personal relationships as well. While plastic surgery is available for some case, it is limited to certain types of scars and can be very painful. Many people make the mistake of minimizing the effect of disfigurement but it is one of the worst results of an injury accident. When someone's life is altered permanently, physically and emotionally, by someone else's negligence, they deserve to be compensated as much as possible.
If you were injured in an accident and your injures have left severe scarring and disfigurement, you may be able to claim that as a part of the damages and receive compensation to help with the cost of reconstructive surgery and replace the other losses you've experience. Contact a Santa Clarita personal injury lawyer and discuss your situation today.