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10.08.2013

How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…

03.15.2007

Chemical Burns

If a chemical burns the skin, follow these steps: Remove the cause of the burn by flushing the chemicals off the skin surface with cool, running water for 20 minutes or more. If the burning chemical is a powder-like substance such as lime, brush it off the skin before flushing. Remove clothing or jewelry that…

03.15.2007

Electrical Burns

An electrical burn may appear minor, but the damage can extend deep into the tissues beneath your skin. If a strong electrical current passes through your body, internal damage such as a heart rhythm disturbance or cardiac arrest can occur. Sometimes the jolt associated with the electrical injury can cause you to be thrown or…

03.15.2007

Burns: Treatment Centers

A burn is an injury to tissue that can be caused by heat, chemicals or electricity. While burns most often affect the skin, deeper burns can injure tissue well below the skin’s surface. In addition, internal burns may occur to the esophagus and stomach when extremely hot liquids are ingested and to the lungs when…

03.15.2007

Burns: Type of Burns

To distinguish a minor burn from a serious burn, the first step is to determine the degree and the extent of damage to body tissues. These three classifications will help you determine emergency care: First-degree The least serious burns are those in which only the outer layer of skin (epidermis) is burned. The skin is…

07.28.2006

“Catching up: Omen in fire and rain”

After a year of sorrow and suffering, Shawnee Wair and Gary Washington were ready to create a family "for real.” ‘It’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day," relatives assured Shawnee Wair as she warily monitored Minneapolis weather reports the week before her marriage to longtime partner Gary Washington. Their outdoor wedding on…