Dog bites can progress quickly from a small cut or puncture wound to a serious infection. On top of this, mental trauma and stress is common after a dog attack. This is especially pronounced in children. Please read on to learn more about what to do after a dog bite or attack.
Almost any bite should be looked at by your physician. While some of the bites can heal without any further damage or illness infection is a serious concern.
When you see the doctor there are several things she may do to treat your wounds. Of course treatment of dog bites depends on the severity of the attack. Some treatment options include:
Depending on the severity of the bite long term treatment may include reconstructive surgery, physical and mental rehabilitation and ongoing medical care. If you have been attacked you may be worried about lost wages and your finances as you miss work. Is there any recourse to be taken after a dog bite? The answer is yes. It doesn't matter if the dog has never attacked before. In Connecticut a dog's owner or "keeper" is responsible for injuries and damages the animal causes.
After a dog bite, no matter how minor, please be seen by your doctor. Infection in dog bites is very common and if the dog has not had its rabies shots you will may need immediate treatment to protect against this serious disease.
When you are sure that your medical needs have been met please contact one of our experienced attorneys. We have been fighting for the rights of injury victims for over 30 years, and are passionate about protecting the injured. With locations across the state we serve all of Connecticut (CT) to include: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk and Danbury.
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