Scar Injury Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona
What are Scars?
Scars are a natural part of the body's healing process. Many wounds will result in scarring; however, some small wounds may not leave a scar. Scars are created when the dermis is damaged. The body is able to repair the dermis by forming new collagen fibers. When a person receives a scar, it will have a different feel and consistency than the surrounding skin and tissue. Because of this, there are three different categories of scars.
Types of Scars
The following are three types of skin and tissue scars:
- Keloid scars - have a raised appearance and will slowly continue to grow onto healthy tissue.
- Hypertrophic scars - have a raised appearance; however, it will lose the elevated appearance over time.
- Atrophic scars - have a depression and create a valley in the skin and tissue.
Causes of Scars
Scars may result from the following:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- 2nd and 3rd Degree Burns
- Deep Wounds
- Certain Types of Diseases
- Skin Disorders
- Animal Attacks
- Dog Bites
- Beauty Salon Scarring Accidents
If a scar is located in a highly visible part of the body, the scar may affect an individual's psyche. Facial scars may be the most emotionally damaging scars to acquire. Unfortunately, this may have serious implications for a person's self-esteem and may even cause agoraphobia.
Scars may be treated by plastic surgery so as to minimize the appearance of a scar. Most likely, a portion of the scar will still be visible after surgery. It mainly depends on the severity of the scar and its size. Nevertheless, there may be several additional alternatives to surgery for minimal scars.
If you or a loved one has experienced a scarring injury, please contact our Scar Injury Attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our attorneys not only work on scar injury cases but in other personal injury areas, as well as criminal defense and DUI, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, and product and premises liability, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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