The Long-Term Implications Of Disfigurement Injuries

Physical disfigurement can be caused by a number of incidents, including auto accidents and burn injuries. Despite the cause, when a person's physical appearance is disfigured, the emotional and psychological damages can be severe. A person's self-image and worth can be affected, causing self-esteem issues and intense depression. Other people may treat victims of disfigurement differently and ostracize them, causing intensified feelings of depression and a decreased quality of life.

At Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., we stand ready to help victims of physical disfigurement and other catastrophic injuries seek compensation for their injuries and losses. We recognize the emotional loss and will fight aggressively to ensure affected persons recover the maximum amount of compensation available. While no amount of money can fix a person's physical appearance, it may help increase the quality of life for the injured.

What Causes Physical Disfigurement?

Causes of disfigurement can include the following:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Fires and burns
  • Explosions
  • Crushing accidents
  • Physical assault and violence
  • Medical mistakes
  • Cosmetic surgery errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Defective products

Treatment For Disfigurement

Treatment for physical disfigurement will depend on several factors, including the type and severity. Some treatment options include reconstructive surgery, skin grafting and prosthesis. Other resources may be helpful as well, including medication and counseling to help with depression and other emotional damages.

Learn How We Can Help

If you or a loved one suffered an injury resulting in physical disfigurement, you may not know what to do or where to turn. The damages will likely be overwhelming. At Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., our experienced team would like you to know that you are not alone. We are standing by to help you and your loved ones get through this painful and challenging time. We will provide complete and thorough representation in your case and will fight aggressively to make sure any responsible parties are held accountable.

For more information about your legal rights, please contact our Chicago firm today. We provide free and private assessments for injured victims. Call 872-225-0195 to schedule your free consultation.