The Johns Hopkins Hospital announced the establishment of the Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center in honor of one of the victims of the crash of Delta connection/Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 7529. Azrael Franz represented Mr. Hendrix’s family in the airplane crash case, and has worked closely with his wife Linda Agar-Hendrix in establishing the burn center.

“A primary focus of the center will be finding ways to treat Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, a currently untreatable condition that causes the respiratory system to fail. It also is the principle cause of death in burn victims,” says Andrew Munster, M.D., director of the Baltimore Regional Burn Center.

Keith Franz and the other attorneys at Azrael Franz are dedicated to the work of the center, and continue to support burn victims and their families through their legal counsel and their ties with John Hopkins. Franz says, “Out of this tragedy we hope that much good can be achieved. With this gift Johns Hopkins steps to the forefront internationally in the treatment and cure for the insidious damage from burns that take too many lives. We are proud to be part of this effort.”

If you have questions about the work of the Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center or other questions about burn-related injuries, please contact Keith Franz