Twenty-five-year-old Dallas Wiens, of Fort Worth, was a construction worker when he was badly disfigured in a power line accident two years ago. He recently became the first person in the United States' to get a full face transplant.
Reports say that surgical staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston -- led by the plastic surgeon Bohdan Pomahac -- performed a 15-hour operation last week that gives Wiens a shot at a normal life after having his face burned beyond recognition.
Although the first in the U.S., Weins is not the first-ever face transplant patient. The first full face transplant was performed by Spanish doctors for a farmer who was unable to breathe or eat after accidentally shooting himself in the face with a gun.
Mr. Wiens was injured while at work. And while he certainly knew the risks, adding to those risks by individual negligence or under-training employees increases the on-the-job danger tremendously. If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, has extensive experience in worker’s compensation and employee litigation. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C. at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.