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Cincinnati Scald Burn Lawyer

Scald burns are one of the most common types of burn injuries for both infants and the elderly. Scald burns occur when extremely hot water comes into contact with the skin, causing a scald burn. The limited mobility of the elderly and infants makes them especially susceptible to scald burns, because they may be unable to remove themselves from an unsafe situation.

Caretakers are responsible for ensuring the safety of both the elderly and the very young, and may be held liable for injuries caused by negligent behavior. Additionally, property owners are responsible for ensuring that their water remains at a safe temperature. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a scald burn, contact a Cincinnati scald burn attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today by calling 513-321-7733.

How Serious Are Scald Burns?

Every year, more than 110,000 people are hospitalized because of a scald burn, with 80% of those being young children or the elderly. Hot water can cause burns extremely quickly; even a few seconds of exposure may cause severe injuries. The following is a list of the amount of time it takes for scalding water to cause a third degree burn:

  • 1 second at 156ºF
  • 2 seconds at 149ºF
  • 5 seconds at 140ºF
  • 15 seconds at 133ºF

Many people do not realize the burn danger that water vapor and hot water can cause. As such, they may not take the proper precautions to ensure that others are safe around these dangerous hazards. If you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be owed compensation for your expenses related to the injury, including lost wages, medical bills, and other damages.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is injured by hot liquids, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733. We will help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Stepleton Dugan, LLC
6071 Montgomery Road
CincinnatiOH 45213
(513) 321-7733
Stepleton Dugan, LLC
6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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