The human body is amazing. And the skin covering it protects tissue, blood vessels, muscles, and bones. In fact, it contains your internal organs. One of the jobs of the skin is to prevent alien matter entering the body.
Also, it keeps internal organs at optimum temperature. Skin does is vulnerable to many things. And one of these is when going from hot to cold. This is a built-in protection for the skin. It sends the brain a signal to avoid contact with danger, such as fire or ice.
Also, dressing properly is crucial for keeping the internal organs at the proper temperature. But once the nerves are damaged, this protection can fail.
So What About the The Boiling Frog Test Speaks Volumes?
There are things that can fool the skin into having a false sense of security. Many of us have seen the case of the frog thrown into boiling water in science class. The frog jumps out of the pan in response to danger.
But if the water is tepid and warmed slowly, the frog will boil to death before it is aware. Because it had no idea of the life-terminating results, it died. Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC, assists people with skin slowly heated.
Mostly, these injuries were from defective products. And these confused the skin into thinking it was fine. But in reality, the body is being slowly fried, like the frog example above. Our personal injury attorneys have gone up against the best defense firms.
And they have walked away with big money more than once. So we stand at the ready to help consumers. In this article, we discuss the causes and effects of laptop burns. We also cover other ways of getting toasted skin. Then we cover how to get you paid for your troubles under negligence law.
Why is Technology and Sometimes Skin a Bad Mix?
When technology mixes with the skin, such as heated seats in modern cars with seat warmers, humans can be made to feel extremely comfortable during cold weather driving.
The problem is that using this type of convenience can be detrimental to the skin in many circumstances due to a scientific condition that causes the skin to char, blacken or burn. (See below definition)
What Exactly Is Toasted Skin Syndrome?
The problem is that the heat produced by seat warmers is not typically enough to burn the skin, but may be enough to cause a terrible condition known as “toasted skin syndrome.”
In fact, many dermatologists have seen a significant increase in patients complaining of a rash or skin darkening, which they now refer to as toasted skin syndrome related injury.
And this is a condition caused by the extended exposure to the heat produced by the seat warmers, which is not enough to cause burns, but hot enough to damage the skin, with prolonged use.
Car seat warmers are becoming standard on many of the newer model vehicles. And not only this electronic technology that can cause this skin condition known as toasted skin syndrome.
Heating pads have long been known to cause damage to the skin and have warnings not to lay directly on them, or they can cause burns.
Laptops. One of the newer technologies that are known to cause this condition is laptops, when used directly on the lap, while using them.
Can Laptop Computers Lead to Toasted Skin Syndrome or Sterility?
Sometimes people will lay in bed, or sit with their laptops on their laps. Some doctors say this can cause sterility. Science says this is due to too much heat exposure to the testicles.
Additionally, other types of injuries have become associated with seat warmers, etc. Some devices have exploded. Other causes of this terrible condition can be hot water bottles or space heaters, and other heating appliances.
But navigating a claim, hiring investigators and recall experts is mandatory. So for the best possible outcome regarding getting paid money damages, an attorney is essential. And victims will need this advocacy for things like money for medical bills and lost wages.
Also, there may be a need for therapy for things like the emotional trauma or sterility. Also, it is a blow to the ego. To have blackened skin on your crotch or buttocks area is scary.
But Ehline Law takes all the steps to help you. That way we can protect your rights to damages. And we do so in cases just like this.
Can Permanent Injuries Result?
Toasted skin syndrome can be annoying. And it can cause dry, scaly rash. Skin darkening can be permanent, with continuous exposure. Remember new technologies like seat warmers or laptops used for enjoyment, can damage skin.
Almost always, it is due to extended exposure. Car seat warmers should only remain warmed until the heat is working in the car. People should place laptops on a desk or laptop cart.
So avoid directly setting this device on legs or the testicle area. Remember that due caution helps prevent permanent skin damage.
What About Getting Help From an Injury Attorney?
In conclusion, we covered how laptop burns happen. Then we discussed getting paid under the law of negligence. The bottom line is that you will need an experienced accident attorney. In any event, these product makers are difficult to sue.
You may need to bring a mass tort, or class action lawsuit to make it stick. Only a viable and well trained legal advocate can deal with such a tough case. ELFPI is in the elite class of attorneys in this regard.
Give us a ring to discuss your potential lawsuit. Speak with a talented, attentive and good listener now at (213) 596-9642.