Some injuries are so severe they require a skin graft to help a patient recover. Unfortunately, many people are injured due to the careless or negligent behavior of others. When that happens, the knowledgeable and experienced team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. is ready to step up and help. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a skin graft attorney in Kansas City, call us today.
Our skin is our largest bodily organ. It plays a vital role in protection from infections and regulated out body temperature. Skin grafting is a surgical procedure that involved taking skin from another part of the body and moving it to an area that has lost part of its protective skin covering due to burns, injuries, or illness.
Some of the most common reasons a person needs a skin graft to include:
These injuries can occur in various ways. In many cases, they are accidents that are nobody’s fault. However, there are times when severe injuries requiring a skin graft are caused by another person. This can be the case in:
There are a few types of skin grafts. Some are split-thickness grafts that involve removing the top layer of skin as well as a portion of the deeper layer from a donor site on the body. This is then surgically placed over the injured area. These grafts are usually taken from the outer thigh, buttocks, abdomen, or back and cover larger injured areas.
Full-thickness grafts involve removing all the epidermis and dermis from the donor site and are usually taken from the groin, buttocks, abdomen, and clavicle. These grafts are usually smaller, and the donor site is closed with a straight-line incision with stitches or staples. Full-thickness grafts are usually used to close smaller wounds on highly visible areas of the body and blend well with the skin around them.
Regardless of why a graft is needed or how large the wound is, the incidents that cause these injuries are often painful and leave a lasting emotional impact on victims.
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury and needed a skin graft, and their injury was caused by another person’s negligent, please seek legal assistance immediately. The qualified and experienced team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. is ready to help you through this. We want to secure compensation for the following:
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