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Scarring and disfigurement are painful reminders of accidents and illustrate the complicated net of consequences that can follow an personal injury event. Often irreversible, scars can significantly impact a victim’s well-being and quality of life long and often require reconstructive surgery, skin graphs, plastic surgery, and even bone reconstruction.

 

If you have suffered scarring or disfigurement from any type of personal injury accidentSneed|Mitchell LLP can help. Our Houston, Austin, and Fort Worth Lawyers have recovered millions for clients and help everywhere in Texas. Call us today at (866)434-0014, or fill our contact firm and a lawyer will call you now.

Scarring Can Have Economic Impacts On The Victim's Life

If you have been victimized by an accident and have suffered a scar or other permanent disfigurement, it will be important to first consult a skilled physician to address the injury. Our attorneys work with physicians across Texas and can put you in touch with a doctor that can help you. A scar or permanent disfigurement can result in workplace discrimination, lost opportunities for career advancement, and significant social embarrassment. We understand the difficulties these injuries impose on their victims. Our approach to each case is unique and holistic; we take the time to address our client’s injuries and their side effects individually, tackling issues like the client’s long-term prognosis, the possibility of reconstructive cosmetic surgery, and the overall cost of such procedures directly in order to serve victims and their families.

How Our Clients Suffer Scars & Disfigurement

A scar is an area of thickened tissue that replaces skin after an injury. Such scarring is the body’s natural reaction, providing protection after a puncture or laceration. Scarring can result from a wide variety of accidents, including:

 

  • Product liability

  • Serious auto accidents

  • Truck accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents

  • Bicycle accidents

  • Dog Attack Injuries

  • Pedestrian accidents

  • Industrial accidents

  • Workplace accidents

  • Maritime accidents

  • Aviation accidents

  • Hotel & Apartment Injuries

Contact Sneed|Mitchell LLP Law Firm to speak to a member of our team for a free, no-obligation case evaluation over the phone. Our awarded personal injury lawyers will make your case our priority so that you can face the future with confidence and recover to the maximum extent possible. 

Types Of Scarring Our Clients Suffer

 

There are many different types of scars. At Sneed|Mitchell LLP, we understand that it can be important for the victim of a scar or disfigurement to understand which type of scarring has affected them. Common scars or disfigurements are:

  • Stretch Marks: Long marks that most often occur as a result of tissue healing.

  • Hyper-trophic Scars: These scars generally appear as a red raised lump of skin caused by the loss of large areas of tissue.

  • Burn Scars: Tthese scars contract the skin, often compromising movement in the affected area of the body.

  • Keloid: These scars are composed of collagen. They result from an overgrowth of tissue at the site of a healed skin injury.

  • Atrophic: Scars that take the form of sunken recesses in the skin, often developing a pitted  appearance.

How A Plastic Surgeon Can Aid Scar Victims

Approximately 170, 000 scar revisions are performed annually in the United States. These cosmetic revisions include:

  • Scar excision, combined with the careful closure of the surgical wound.

  • Scar massage and pressure therapy using materials such as silicone strips.

  • Dermabrasion, or the removal of the upper layers of the skin with a special wire brush called a burr or fraise. New skin then grows over the area. Dermabrasion can be used to soften the surface of the skin or reduce irregularities.

  • Laser therapy designed to soften the surface of the scar and stimulate new collagen growth.

  • Surgery geared towards removing large areas of scar tissue caused by damage to significant portions of the skin. Such surgeries are often used to combat the hyper-trophic scarring and contracture that can follow burn injuries. These surgeries rely on a series of small cuts (incisions) on both sides of the scar site, which create V-shaped skin flaps. Procedures re-orient the scar so that it more closely follows the natural skin folds. The scar lengthens during the process, but the ultimate result is a thin, less noticeable scar.

  • Skin grafting, or the application of a thin layer of skin from another part of the body to the injured area. Skin flap surgery involves moving an entire, full thickness of skin, fat, nerves, blood vessels, and muscle from a healthy part of the body to the injured site. These techniques are used when a large amount of skin has been lost in the original injury, when a thin scar will not heal, and when the main concern is improved function of the injured skin, as opposed to improved appearance.

  • Tissue expansion. A silicone balloon is inserted beneath the skin and gradually filled with salt water, stretching the skin, which then grows over time. Tissue expansion is often used for breast reconstruction and skin that has been damaged due to birth defects or injuries. 

Our Lawyers Are Ready To Assist You

If you or a loved one suffered scars or disfigurement following the wrongful actions of a person or company, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills and emotional distress. At Sneed|Mitchell LLP, we trust in our ability to win you the financial compensation that you deserve. Calling our office is easy and risk-free. Take a step towards ensuring the health and well-being of yourself or your loved one and call today. We are here to help you get through this.

 

Don't wait any longer! Call our team today at (866)434-0014 for experience, compassion, and Award-Winning legal assistance.

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