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Study Shows Childhood Burn Injury Can Lead to Higher Risk of Health Complications

Study Shows Childhood Burn Injury Can Lead to Higher Risk of Health Complications February 8, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Toronto, ON A study that was published recently by The Lancet has found that children who have sustained a burn injury that covers 60 percent or more of their total body surface area (TBSA) are at a much higher risk of experiencing severe complications or death, according to Medical News Today.
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Burn Injury Victim with New Face Soon to Be Home

Burn Injury Victim with New Face Soon to Be Home May 14, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA Dallas Wiens suffered a horrific burn injury in 2008 when he came into contact with a high-voltage power line while helping to paint the exterior of his church. The young father, literally, lost his face. Various images on the Internet and video posted on YouTube show a faceless Wiens without eyes, nose, lips or eyebrows—just a swath of skin where his face used to be and his signature goatee that survived.
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A Burn Injury Has Varied Causes

A Burn Injury Has Varied Causes February 20, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Palm Beach, FL A burn injury is most often associated with a fire. However, there are numerous other types of injuries from other sources of heat that can negatively impact the skin in much the same way as open flame. Electrical burns, for example, either from a live wire carrying high voltage, to a lightning strike.
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Tanker Truck Driver Sues for Horrific Burn Injury

Tanker Truck Driver Sues for Horrific Burn Injury July 18, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
San Antonio, TX A truck driver who sustained a horrific burn injury when a tanker truck exploded on May 5 has launched a lawsuit against AGE Refining Inc., alleging that the defendant was negligent when it failed to eliminate all sources of ignition near combustible fuels.
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Virginia Man Sustains Burn Injury at Work

Virginia Man Sustains Burn Injury at Work December 29, 2009. By Charles Benson.
Roanoke, VA In a story that highlights the ever-present risk of injury within utility facilities, a Western Virginia man working for the state Water Authority was injured this past week in a freak burn accident at the Water Pollution Plant in Southeast Roanoke.
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Burn Injury Victim gets the Third Degree

Burn Injury Victim gets the Third Degree March 9, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Plymouth, MN "Last January, my husband suffered a burn injury at work and had to get skin grafts to his left hand and chest," says Laurie. "Jim still has to wear a glove on one hand to smooth the skin graft. People at work laugh and call him Michael Jackson. They are supposed to be adults-- you don't say this kind of thing to a burn victim."
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Baby Suffers Chemical Burn Injury

Baby Suffers Chemical Burn Injury February 26, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Crofton, MD Nancy J. was told that her baby suffered a chemical burn due to IV infiltration while she was in the hospital, but the burn was superficial. Apparently, calcium had leaked out of her vein and burnt her skin. One month later, the plastic surgeon told her that the burn injury might have caused nerve and/or muscle damage.
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Burn injury: There are many Dangers out There...

Burn injury: There are many Dangers out There... February 11, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Dade County, FL There are many different types of burns, and different causes of burn injuries—fire being the most obvious. But there are other sources for the intense heat capable of producing a burn, such as injuries from caustic chemicals.
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Update: Newborn Burned in Hospital Warmer Remains in Critical Condition

Update: Newborn Burned in Hospital Warmer Remains in Critical Condition January 30, 2008. By Jaime Jofre.
Minneapolis, MN: The newborn, which was severely burned, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, remains in critical condition. The baby's head, shoulders, part of his face, and the tops of his hands were all burned.
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Burn Injury: Hospital Fires a Hot Topic

Burn Injury: Hospital Fires a Hot Topic January 29, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Coon Rapids, MN: Little wonder we fear fire, so—not only can it do so much damage to property, but fire can lead to burns, which can be the most painful injury to have, and can be the most expensive to treat.
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