Burns to Face and Body
The burns associated with steam are extremely painful, difficult to treat, and may leave the victim with disfiguring scars. Resulting burns often cover large portions of the upper torso, as well as arms, hands, shoulders, neck, and face. Treatment for these burns involves scraping burned skin off the body (debridement), an extremely painful procedure. Third degree burns damage both layers of skin, and can also affect underlying muscles and tendons. Any person who has been seriously burned as the result of a pressure cooker explosion should retain legal counsel immediately.