When you have been injured, through the negligence or misconduct of another, and your injuries result in permanent scarring or disfigurement, the emotional impact of these injuries does not end once the wound has healed. Unfortunately, every time you look at the disfigurement, you are forced to relive the pain of this traumatic event. You have essentially been branded with a permanent reminder of another’s negligence.
Sadly, we live in a society that has many cultural prejudices toward persons with unattractive scars. Social scientists have studied appearance discrimination and are convinced that disfigured people are viewed more negatively than attractive people. These facts have given rise to a range of feelings in scarring victims, from self-consciousness and shame to social withdrawal. Children can be particularly cruel to one other in this regard.
From a scar management standpoint, in addition to performing special exercises, in order to prevent the development of scar tissue, special care must be taken to avoid exposure to the harmful effects of the sun on the newly healed skin. In spite of the best efforts in caring for scars, some scars simply do not fade with time. Moreover, in some cases, due to genetic predisposition, keloids develop within the scar tissue.
At the law firm of Drake, Hileman and Davis, we have been helping our clients deal with scaring and disfiguring injuries for more than 25 years. From the loss of a limb to the loss of a finger; from the loss of an ear to facial scaring; from scarring on arms and legs to scarring on the breast, we have fought for our clients who have had to deal with the traumatic impact of permanent scars and debilitating disfigurement. We have the knowledge and experience to properly value our clients’ injuries and to pursue justice to its fullest, even when taking on the most powerful of interests.
If you have been scarred or disfigured as a result of the misconduct or negligence of another, we will represent you compassionately, as we aggressively and creatively seek to obtain the full compensation you deserve.
At Drake, Hileman & Davis, we have been winning cases for your neighbors for more than 25 years. We are ready to help you.