Chemical burns can occur in the home, at work, or at school. They can result from an accident or an assault. Most chemicals that cause burns are either strong acids or bases.
All chemical burns should be considered medical emergencies. If you have a chemical burn of the mouth or throat, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.
Most chemical burns occur on the face, eyes, arms, and legs. Usually a chemical burn will be relatively small and will require only outpatient treatment. Chemical burns can be deceiving, however. Some agents can cause deep tissue damage not readily apparent when you first look at it.
Tissue damage from chemical burns depends on several factors.
The strength or concentration of the agent
The site of contact (eye, skin, mucous membrane)
Whether it's swallowed or inhaled
Whether or not skin is intact
How much of the agent you came into contact
Duration of exposure
How the chemical works
If you, a member of your family, or someone you know has suffered a serious burn injury related to a chemical burn due to someone else's negligence, please contact Neal Law.