Burn Safety: Tips to Prevent and Treat Injuries

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Burns are some of the most painful and serious injuries that can be sustained. Every year roughly half a million people receive medical care for burns, with more than 40,000 being admitted to the hospital as a result of their injuries. A severe burn is very dangerous because in addition to the intense pain and long recovery time, burns are extremely prone to infections and offer diseases a quick and easy route into the body.[1]

Ways to prevent burn injuries

Children have a higher risk for dangerous burns due to their small size and lack of knowledge about what household items may prove dangerous. There are basic steps you can take to protect your children…

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What is the Consumer Products Safety Commission?

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is the governmental body responsible for keeping the public safe from dangerous consumer products. Their mission involves banning dangerous consumer products, establishing safety requirements that companies must adhere to, researching potential hazards associated with future products, and issuing recalls for products already on the market. The CPSC is constantly investigating new reports of dangerous and faulty products, sometimes with serious safety implications.[1]

In 2007 large-scale revelations about the use of lead and other dangerous materials caused a massive surge of recalls. Recognizing that the scale…

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