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Permanent Scarring

Injuries can range from minor to severe; however, when an injury results in permanent scarring, no matter how minor the original injury seemed at the time, it can be devastating for the victim.

The risk of scarring exists whenever the integrity of the skin is endangered. It is up to the medical professionals who treat an injury victim to repair any laceration using special techniques to help avoid permanent scarring. Depending upon the patient’s genetic makeup, scars may form more or less readily than on another individual.

Types of Scars

There are four main types of scars:

  • Keloid scars which are raised fleshy areas of scar tissue that protrude beyond the injury site.
  • Hypertrophic scars which are very similar to keloid scars except that they don’t protrude beyond the injury site
  • Contracture scars are scars that form from burns and may cause the skin to tighten. They may tighten to the point of limiting movement.
  • Acne scars form from large acne lesions such as cysts.

Facial Scarring

Facial scars can be particularly distressing, and in some cases, they can be emotionally damaging. This is partially due to the fact that people naturally stare and/or look away from facial irregularities, making the individual with the scar feel constantly self-conscious. It may also be a constant reminder of the original injury that caused the scarring, which may be an all too painful memory that might be eventually forgotten if not for the scar.

Debilitating Scars

Scarring may cause more than emotional distress. Depending on the type and size of the scar, it may make it painful or impossible to perform simple tasks that others take for granted, such as grasping a pen or lifting a bag of groceries.

Understanding Your Rights

If you or someone you care about has been injured and is dealing with any type of scarring, you should consult with a qualified and dedicated Chicago personal injury lawyers who specialize in handling these types of cases. It is important for you to fully understand your rights before agreeing to any type of settlement.

At Shea Law Group, we understand how difficult it is to sustain any type of serious injury, and we know what it takes to achieve a fair settlement. Our experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers have handled thousands of personal injury cases throughout the years, and hundreds involving scarring injuries. Don’t settle for less than you deserve, give us a call today at (877)-365-0040 to book your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our compassionate personal injury attorneys today.