Each year in the United States, nearly half a million people suffer burn injuries. While some are minor and require little medical care, many of them are severe and can lead to a lifetime of pain and disability. Survivors must deal with much more than physical pain however. Living with a burn injury takes an emotional toll on you and your family.
Within days or weeks of your injury, you may begin to exhibit symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including:
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- Trouble sleeping
- Problems with concentration or memory
- Abuse of alcohol or drugs
Burn injury victims also often begin to suffer depression and anxiety as the reality of their new life sets in. Although nothing can return life to the way it was before your burn injury accident, there is help available. You do not have to suffer through the emotional trauma of a burn injury alone. There are many support groups, online and in person, and recovery centers where you can get the support you and your family need.
At Shafner Law, we understand the difficult road ahead for victims of burn injury. We are dedicated to seeking justice for those who are injured because of someone else’s negligence.