Disfigurement Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona
What is Disfigurement?
Disfigurement is a condition in which a person's appearance is substantially altered. This may be in the form of gashes, burns, scars, and anatomical deviations. Disfigurement can also be a life-altering experience as it causes great physical change that is very noticeable to the person involved and their loved ones. In instances of facial disfigurement, the changes may be so severe that the disfigured person is essentially unrecognizable.
Causes of Disfigurement
Disfigurement may be caused by:
- a disease that infiltrated the skin, muscle, and/or bone tissues
- an anatomical or genetic birth defect
- 2nd and 3rd degree burns
- car accidents
- a severe injury caused by a weapon (gun, knife, etc.)
- a bicycle accident
- medical malpractice
- a pedestrian accident
- a beauty salon scarring accident
How Disfigurement Might Affect Daily Life
Disfigurement often leads to severe psychosocial problems such as:
- Negative thoughts about one's body
- Intolerance from others
- Difficulty in personal life
- Difficulty in sexual life
- Difficulty in work environment
After becoming physically altered, the main issue for a person is learning how to cope with their changed appearance. This includes learning how to accept their appearance and how to handle the scrutiny of others. For a disfigured person, the more visible the alterations are, the harder it is for that person to adjust. Usually, the most difficult to deal with are mutilation in the hands, arms, neck, and face.
Disfigurement may sometimes be treated surgically; however, although surgery may help, it still has limitations on how well the disfigurement could be repaired. Ultimately, treatment must approach a level in which a person will be able to cope with the way they look. Additionally, it should be a vital goal for the disfigured person to accept oneself and to accept the changes; this goal could possibly be achieved with counseling.
If you or a loved one has experienced disfigurement, please contact our Disfigurement Lawyers for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our lawyers not only work on disfigurement cases but in other personal injury areas, as well as criminal defense and DUI, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, and product and premises liability, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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