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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-13

Burn Disfigurement, Physical lmpairment and Disability


Burn Specialist and Medico-legal Consultant, Mahi Hospital, Sanstha Vasahat, Baroda, lndia 390 020, India

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Atul Shah
20 Om Park Society, Near And hra Bank, Stadium Road, Akota, BARODA 390 020
India
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A burn victim is entitled to compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement, emotional suffering, mental impairment, and physical disability. The concept of physical impairment has to evolve amongst the burn specialist so that the award of disability can become more meaningful. It must be realized that disability is not purely a medical condition. The article describes the difference between concepts of physical impairment and disability and guidelines to quantify permanent physical impairment.


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