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Eleven year old girl bursts into flames in hospital

This is a highly unusual case in which a young girl in hospital was the victim of what appeared to be spontaneous combustion.

The world is full of scary things for 11-year-olds, and nothing could be more frightening than quietly painting a wooden box in your hospital room and suddenly bursting into flames. Young Ireland Lane, a cancer survivor, was in hospital, as the result of a head injury. She had done well on her road to recovery, and was just about to be released, but she wanted to paint a small wooden box as a gift for the nurses who took care of her.

In the middle of the project, while her dad looked on, her T-shirt burst into flames. Ireland ran into the hallway screaming in agony, where medical staff was able to put the flames out. Instead of being released from medical care, she was slated for surgery and skin grafts to deal with the third degree burns on her torso, arms, neck and earlobes.
Just prior to the fire, the girl had used hand sanitizer to wipe off the table patients use to roll over their beds to eat. It was a good surface for working on when it came to crafting. Safety experts from the hospital and the Fire Marshal’s office are baffled by the cause of the fire and conjecture that perhaps the hand sanitizer, which has an alcohol-base, was ignited by static electricity. Hospital staff is at a complete loss for an explanation for the fire too.

If the cause was preventable, it would then be incumbent on the hospital to do something about safety procedures. In the meantime, the young girl has numerous operations to face and more recovery time. Her medical bills are going to be sky high. Whether or not the family will choose to file a personal injury lawsuit remains to be seen, largely because the cause of the fire is not known.

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Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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