Burn Injury Severity Explained by Orlando Attorney Michael T. Gibson
The severity of a burn injury is determined by how deep it penetrates the surface of the skin. Burn injuries are generally classified into three categories:
First-degree burns are superficial burns that affect only the epidermis (the top layer of the skin). The burn injury is red, painful, and dry but has no blistering.
Second-degree(or partial thickness) burns damage the first layers of skin, the epidermis and the dermis. Second-degree burns often do cause blistering and may require skin grafts if the injury is deep enough.
Third-degree(full thickness) burns destroy the first two layers of the skin and may also cause damage to underlying nerves, bones, and muscles.Third-degree burns commonly require skin grafts and long-term use of compression garments to reduce scarring.
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