Whether you’re experiencing burn injuries because of your severe car crash or because you came into contact with chemicals at work, these injuries are some of the most traumatic. The scarring, the trauma, and the emotional stress doesn’t go away easily.
At Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law, we fight for compensation for people who have been wrongfully burned, but we know that help and support of a lawyer are not all that you need. Relying on your family is one thing, but this is the time to seek an incredible amount of support.
Below are some resources in St. Louis, Missouri for people who have experienced severe burn injuries.
Mercy Burn Center in St. Louis
The Mercy Burn Center is located at the Mercy Hospital. It is the only verified burn center in St. Louis, Missouri. It is dedicated to treating both adults and children with their burn injuries. The 12-bed unit treats thermal, electrical, and chemical burns. It also treats frostbite and other injuries that involve skin loss and scar wounds.
To learn more about the Mercy Burn Center or get directions, visit their website.
Burns Recovered Support Group (BRSG)
It began in 1983 when a group of burn survivors sought assistance from the Mercy Burn Center, and now it is an organization that helps burn victims by giving support during the prolonged recovery.
It is comprised of a team of individuals who are in corporate, public, medical, and fire safety positions, but they all come together with one purpose: To support burn survivors in their recovery, to assist medical facilities as they care for burns, and to reach out to the community and educate them on burn injuries.
From the initial trauma, through the recovery, the team helps people make the painful transition from burn victim to burn survivor.
Below are a few of the support services that they offer:
- Peer support: Seek support and guidance from people who are going through the same thing you are. Meet peers at the monthly group meetings. These meetings are open to anyone who is a burn survivor or anyone who has an interest in learning more about burn recovery.
- Work or school re-entry: Sometimes the hardest part of recovery comes at the end. Returning to your normal life isn’t as easy as it seems. The team provides support and help through this adjustment period.
Click here to view the calendar of events. They host weekly support groups, as well as other events. There is a back to school picnic in August, a trivia night in September, and holiday party in December.
Missouri Children’s Burn Camp (MCBC)
Children’s lives are changed forever when they’ve experienced severe burns. It is a trauma they can’t escape. This camp is a way for children to experience positivity and fun amidst the long-lasting trauma.
The Missouri Children’s Burn Camp is a week-long camp open to burn victims ages 6 to 17. It was started in 1997, and since then, it has been a way for children to make lasting relationships and share their burn survivor journeys.
To learn more about the children’s burn survivor camp, click here.
For more information about burn support resources in the St. Louis, Missouri area, feel free to call our office. We are your advocates through this trying time, and not just as your lawyer.
For more information about burn injuries, please read our burn injury guide.