You should definitely consult with an attorney. Hopefully the facility has liability insurance and a claim should be made by your husband. I would be happy to consult with you at your convenience.
I would be happy to discuss this situation with you. It is very important that you take pictures and maintain whatever proof that you can while he still has injury. Call me and we can set up a time to meet. Joseph Chancellor (617) 725-2675
What is your specific question? This sounds like negligence on behalf of of the therapist.I suggest that you contact a personal injury attorney in your area to see whether or not the attorney is in a position to undertake your representation.
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It sounds like you received good advice already about taking pictures and calling an attorney. Look at my web site. We handle serious personal injuries and would be happy to talk with you and your husband about his burns. It sounds like a case we would be interested in from the little information that you supplied. Call or e-mail me and we can set up an appointment.
This sounds terrible, and so painful! I am so sorry that this happened to your husband, and that the facility is responding so badly. Often that is the most hurtful part of an experience like this--that the other side will not simply take responsibility and apologize. As others have said, you do need to consult a lawyer who can take action on your behalf. You may not even need to file a lawsuit to get an appropriate response. Taking photos is a good idea, both soon after the injuries and periodically as the wounds become scars and change over time. You should also get copies of your husband's medical records and try to get opinions as to his prognosis over time (i.e., will he need further treatment or plastic surgery?). You have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. If you do not file by then, you will lose your rights forever. My website, www.crimevictimlaw.com, has helpful information about the process of civil lawsuits that may also assist you. You can also feel free to contact me directly. Good luck.
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