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Treating Dog Bite Injuries


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5/4/2010
Daniel J. O'Brien
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Dog bite attacks can leave a child with serious, sometimes life-altering or life-threatening, injuries. As with any injury or trauma that is ultimately caused by another person's negligence, your family shouldn't have to pay for the medical expenses associated with your child's dog bite injuries.

Treating dog bite injuries can be a costly endeavor, and there is always the risk that your insurance company will not adequately cover all applicable expenses, particularly if your child will need long-term or life-long care. To understand the nature of the types of medical bills that you and your child may be facing now and in the future, it's helpful to know that the common methods for treating dog bite injuries.

Listed below are a few
potential treatments for children who have suffered a serious dog bite injury:

 

  • Cleaning and dressing of the wound to prevent infection (this is always a MUST)
  • Tetanus shots or rabies treatment when applicable
  • X-rays to determine fractures to face or limbs
  • Treatment of traumatic brain injuries, if the child suffered blunt trauma to the head
  • Nerve damage repair
  • Cosmetic surgery to treat scarring or disfigurement
  • Post-trauma therapy to address mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression

 

These treatments are necessary to ensure your child can properly move on with their lives and get back to being a kid. Unfortunately, these treatments come with a steep price tag and insurance doesn't always cover the costs.

If your child suffered serious or debilitating injuries in a dog bite attack in the Philadelphia area, you probably have a lot of questions about who you need to contact and what your next steps should be. Visit our article library for details on what to do when a dog attacks your child

A Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP can work with you to ensure that your child's needs are met in a timely and compassionate manner. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case and help you get back what you've lost - 1-877-944-8396.



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