Over 500,000 scald burns occur annually in the United States.
The two highest risk populations are children under the age of 5 and adults over 65.
Scalding is a burn to the skin or flesh caused by moist heat and hot vapors such as steam. When the heat applied is approximately equivalent, a scald is deeper than a burn from dry heat and should be treated as a burn. Healing is slower and scar formation is greater.
Scalding is a second-degree burn which is deeper and results in splitting of skin layers or blistering. Scalding with hot water or a very severe sunburn are common instances of second-degree burns.
If you, a member of your family, or someone you know has suffered a serious burn injury related to a scalding burn due to someone else's negligence, please contact Neal Law.