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Scarring & Disfigurement

Scarring & Disfigurement Lawyer in Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C.

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When accidents or incidents result in scarring and disfigurement, it can be a life-altering experience for those affected. Not only do victims have to cope with the physical and emotional pain associated with these injuries, but they may also face discrimination, psychological distress, and financial challenges.

If you or a loved one have suffered from scarring and disfigurement due to someone else's negligence, it's crucial to seek legal assistance from a dedicated attorney who specializes in these types of cases. Portner & Shure, P.A. is here to help you navigate the legal complexities surrounding scarring and disfigurement cases in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

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Understanding Scarring & Disfigurement

Scarring and disfigurement are physical conditions that result from various factors, including accidents, injuries, medical procedures, or medical conditions. They are characterized by alterations in a person's skin, body, or appearance, and they can have profound physical, psychological, and emotional implications.

Scarring and disfigurement can result from various accidents, including:

  • Car Accidents: High-impact collisions can lead to severe injuries and scarring.
  • Medical Malpractice: Surgical errors, misdiagnoses, or inadequate care can lead to disfigurement.
  • Dog Bites: Severe bites from dogs can result in lasting scars and disfigurement.
  • Burn Injuries: Fires, chemical burns, or electrical accidents can cause disfiguring burns.
  • Workplace Accidents: Injuries at work, such as machinery accidents, can result in disfigurement.
  • Assault and Battery: Intentional harm can lead to severe facial or bodily injuries.


Scarring refers to the body's natural response to injuries or wounds. When the skin is damaged, whether due to a cut, burn, surgical incision, or other types of trauma, the body initiates a healing process. This process often involves the formation of scar tissue, which is different in texture and appearance from the surrounding, undamaged skin. Scars can vary in size, color, and texture, and their appearance depends on various factors, including the individual's genetics, the location of the wound, and the severity of the injury.

Scarring can be a common consequence of many surgical procedures and injuries, and it often represents the body's way of repairing and reinforcing damaged tissue. While some scars fade and become less noticeable over time, others may remain highly visible and even cause physical discomfort or functional limitations.


Disfigurement, on the other hand, is a more severe and broader term that encompasses a wide range of physical alterations to a person's appearance or body structure. Disfigurement can result from various causes, including accidents, congenital conditions, medical procedures, or diseases. It often involves significant, long-lasting, or permanent changes in a person's physical appearance that deviate from societal or personal norms.

Disfigurement can affect different parts of the body, including the face, limbs, and torso, and may manifest in various ways:

  • Facial Disfigurement: Facial disfigurement can result from accidents, burns, or congenital conditions. It often has significant psychological and social consequences because the face is a central component of human identity and interaction.
  • Amputation: Losing a limb due to an accident, medical condition, or surgery can be considered a form of disfigurement, as it leads to a substantial alteration of a person's physical appearance and functionality.
  • Severe Burns: Severe burns can cause extensive damage to the skin, often leading to disfigurement. Burns can result from various incidents, including fires, chemical exposures, or electrical accidents.
  • Congenital Conditions: Some individuals are born with physical abnormalities that can be considered disfigurements, such as cleft lips, facial asymmetry, or limb deformities.
  • Medical Procedures: In some cases, medical procedures or surgeries can lead to unintended disfigurement, such as scarring from a botched surgery.

Disfigurement often goes beyond the physical implications, as it can have a profound impact on an individual's self-esteem, mental health, and overall quality of life. Those with disfigurements may face discrimination, social stigmatization, and challenges in personal relationships and professional settings.

Legal Implications

In the context of personal injury law, both scarring and disfigurement can be grounds for seeking compensation if they result from someone else's negligence or intentional harm. A scarring and disfigurement lawyer helps individuals who have experienced such injuries to pursue legal action to obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages.

How We Can Help

Portner & Shure, P.A. is a highly respected personal injury law firm serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. With over 30 years of experience, our team has successfully handled numerous scarring and disfigurement cases.

Here's why you should choose us as your legal representation:

  • Expertise in Scarring and Disfigurement Cases: Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the unique challenges that scarring and disfigurement victims face. We are well-versed in the medical, legal, and emotional aspects of these cases.
  • Proven Track Record: Over the years, we've secured substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients, allowing them to access the necessary medical care and support they need to move forward with their lives.
  • Comprehensive Legal Support: We handle all aspects of your case, from gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance companies to representing you in court if necessary. Our goal is to relieve you of the legal burdens, so you can focus on your recovery.
  • Client-Centered Approach: We understand that every scarring and disfigurement case is unique, and we take the time to listen to your story and concerns. Our personalized approach ensures that your case is tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.
  • Strong Negotiation Skills: We are skilled negotiators, and we'll work tirelessly to reach a fair settlement with insurance companies. However, if negotiations fail, we're fully prepared to take your case to court.

If you or a loved one has suffered scarring or disfigurement due to someone else's negligence, contact us today at (855) 954-4141 for a free case evaluation.


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