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Category Archives: Burn Injury


Searing Sidewalks Causing Horrific Injuries

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Recent heat waves around the country, including here in Georgia, as stoked by the climate crisis, have led to a spike in contact burns from asphalt and concrete almost as hot as boiling water. Not only has this exposure led to heat-related injuries and deaths, including heat exhaustion and serious heat stroke, but severe… Read More »

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New Electronic Cigarette Burn Injury Risks Emerge

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Electronic cigarettes have received attention due to injuries and deaths related to burn injuries and exploding lithium batteries, whereby the battery overheats due to temperature, overcharging, inferior manufacturing, or other issues, leading to explosions and injuries. However new research published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research has uncovered an additional, underreported pattern… Read More »

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How Tap Water Injuries Causing Thousands of Burn Injuries Every Year

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

According to a recent study, hot tap water (from baths, faucets, showers, and sinks) caused approximately 60,000 burn injuries and 110 deaths in the U.S. between 2016 and 2018, resulting in more than $70 million in hospital costs. These injuries reflect one-third of almost 500,000 burn injuries that people in the U.S. are treated… Read More »

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