Scar Complications

When you suffer from an injury that affects your skin, you will probably have a scar to show for it. Scarring is a natural and necessary part of the skin’s healing process, and these tissues can develop after lacerations as well as burns. Sometimes, though, problems with the growth and development of the scar can lead to complications that cause further damage.

If you are hurt in a catastrophic accident, such as a premises fire or car accident, the people responsible for these accidents may also be held liable for your pain and suffering. To discuss your potential financial compensation for your injuries and scarring, you should contact an experienced Stevens Point personal injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

How Scars Form

Scars form in your skin when you suffer a laceration or gash. First, special cells in the blood form a scab, and then the skin re-knits underneath. Once your skin is reconnected, the scab falls off to reveal the scar. However, it may be months or even years for the scar to become fully developed.

Problems from Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is not the same as the original tissue, so it does not always function as well as the initial tissue. Additionally, it can develop problems, including:

  • Overgrowth into normal tissue (keloid scars)
  • Tightness or immobilization
  • Disfiguring proportions or colors

Although you can reduce the appearance of scars with laser treatment and surgery, sometimes there is nothing that doctors can do to fully remove the disfiguring scars. Thus, a scar can serve as a permanent reminder of a difficult and painful time in your life.

Contact Us

If you have suffered from an injury that caused physical or emotional trauma, including gashes that lead to disfiguring or disabling scars, you may be eligible for financial compensation if this is the result of another person’s negligence. To learn more about your legal options, contact a Stevens Point personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.