Orange, Calif., March 21, 2013 — UC Irvine Health and Circle of Care Burn Foundation are working together to heal the victim of an acid attack who suffered third degree burns over 40 percent of her body. The patient is known as Jane Doe, and she was the victim of domestic violence in Mexico. Details about her identity and home are being withheld for her safety.
Dr. Victor Joe, director of UC Irvine Regional Burn Center, is overseeing her treatment, which includes multiple skin grafts and other surgeries to address complications of the major burns.
“Jane’s wounds cover her chest and much of her back but she seems pretty resilient,” Joe said. “We wanted her to regain her strength in the first week or so here before we started doing skin grafts.”
Treatment in the hospital will take approximately one month, and will be followed by regular outpatient visits and therapy lasting up to a year. Jane will stay with family members during outpatient care.