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Scarring and Disfigurement Lawsuits

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Scarring and Disfigurement Lawsuits

Scarring and disfigurement, particularly in the facial area, can diminish career growth, prevent future employment opportunities, ruin social lives and marriage arrangements, and result in lifelong emotional pain. Even if scarring and disfigurement does not cause any practical restrictions in bodily movement or performance, legal action can be taken to recover damages.

Types of Lawsuits

There are countless types of scarring and disfigurement lawsuits, including lawsuits involving:

  • Burns – This is the most common type of disfigurement lawsuit and includes fires, chemical burns, and hot liquid. The makers of industrial and cleaning products that cause chemical, mechanical, and heat abrasions and burns may liable based on product liability.
  • Road rash – This is when someone  slides across the asphalt after a collision that wasn’t his or her fault.  Discharging airbags, made of a rough, canvass-like material, can cause facial abrasions and burns.
  • Dog bites – A dog’s owner may be liable for dog or other animal attacks that cause scarring and/or disfigurement.
  • Fractures and amputations – These are another type of disfigurement that are more likely to result in bodily movement or performance restrictions. For example, an 11-year-old boy was castrated when he inserted his genitals into a vacuum cleaner nozzle, where the fan blades were too sharp and close to the opening.

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

If you have been injured in an accident or may have injured someone else, you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer about the facts of your case.  A lawyer will be able to predict whether you may be able to recover or will be liable in court.

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Last Modified: 05-27-2015 04:14 PM PDT

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