Assertive Legal Representation For Accident Victims Requiring Skin Grafts
Some injuries are so severe they require a skin graft to help a patient recover. Unfortunately, many people are injured due to the careless or negligent behavior of others. When that happens, the knowledgeable and experienced team at Mayer & Associates, P.C., is ready to step up and help. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Is A Skin Graft?
Our skin plays a vital role in protection from infections and regulates our body temperature. Skin grafting is a surgical procedure that involves taking skin from another part of the body and moving it to an area that has lost part of its protective skin covering due to burns, injuries or illness.
Some of the most common reasons a person needs a skin graft include:
- Skin infections
- Deep burns
- Bedsores or ulcers that will not heal
- Skin cancer surgery
- Large open wounds that will not heal
How Do These Injuries Occur?
These injuries can occur in various ways. In many cases, they are accidents that are nobody’s fault. However, there are times when severe injuries requiring a skin graft are caused by another person. This can be the case in:
- Vehicle accidents
- Fires started intentionally
- Workplace incidents
- Medical mistakes
- Health care-acquired infections
- Defective products
What Happens During A Skin Graft Surgery?
There are a few types of skin grafts. Some are split-thickness grafts that involve removing the top layer of skin, as well as a portion of the deeper layer from a donor site on the body. This is then surgically placed over the injured area. These grafts are usually taken from the outer thigh, buttocks, abdomen, or back and cover larger injured areas.
Full-thickness grafts involve removing all the epidermis and dermis from the donor site and are usually taken from the groin, buttocks, abdomen and clavicle. These grafts are usually smaller, and the donor site is closed with a straight-line incision with stitches or staples. Full-thickness grafts are usually used to close smaller wounds on highly visible areas of the body and blend well with the skin around them.
Regardless of why a graft is needed or how large the wound is, the incidents that cause these injuries are often painful and leave a lasting emotional impact on victims.
We Are Ready To Help You Through This
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury and needed a skin graft, and the injury was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance immediately. The qualified and experienced team at Mayer & Associates, P.C., is ready to help you through this. We want to secure compensation for the following:
- Coverage of your medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
Prompt Action Is Important
It is essential to act quickly after such a serious accident to enlist the guidance of an experienced injury lawyer. Insurance companies are always intent on minimizing the amount they pay out. Our knowledgeable attorney can help you maximize what you recover. Contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling 816-692-2877.