A person who survives an assault by burning may suffer a number of serious complications.


Complications of an assault by burning:

(1) decreased visual acuity or blindness in one or both eyes

(2) facial disfigurement

(3) pulmonary disability secondary to scarring after inhalation injury

(4) cerebral anoxic damage

(5) post-traumatic stress disorder with anxiety and/or depression

(6) physical disability

(7) social isolation

(8) decrease in work capacity, including unemployment


Additional complications may occur if the person was physically assaulted at the same time.


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