Walker Morgan LLC


$2,400,000.00 Settlement; Burn Injury – Operating Room Fire

Our plaintiff was undergoing a routine outpatient surgery at a local hospital for excision of earlobe keloid scarring. During this surgery a spontaneous fire occurred in the operating room resulting in severe burns to our client.

According to the attending physician, he was using electrocautery to stop bleeding on the earlobe. The oxygen mask used during the surgery was lying on plaintiff’s chest. The oxygen was flowing from the mask beneath the surgical drapes. When the electrocautery was used it sparked the oxygen, causing the fire. Plaintiff suffered severe burn injuries over a significant portion of her body. She has now developed additional keloid scarring over multiple parts of her body, which will necessitate numerous surgeries throughout the remainder of her life.

Our Attorneys

injury lawyer kirk morgan

Kirk Morgan


injury lawyer billy walker

Billy Walker


injury lawyer will walker

Will Walker


injury lawyer chuck slaughter

Chuck Slaughter


Types of Burns

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Degrees of Burns

First , second , and third degree burns

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Burn Injuries

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Scald Burn Injury

Caused when very hot liquids come into contact with skin

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Electrical Burns

Electricity can burn the skin and is capable of causing internal damage

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Chemical Burns

Caused when a strong acid or base comes into direct contact with skin

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Car/Boating Accidents

Thermal burns can occur if the car catches fire or explodes

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Gas Explosions

Caused when a gas leak combines with an ignition source

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Worker’s Compensation

If you've been burned on the job, you may need legal guidance

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E-Cigarette Burns

Can be caused by defective batteries or overheated vapor

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