There were several dog bite incidents across the country earlier this month, and a couple of them were in our region.
Earlier this month, a 14-month-old Wisconsin boy was attacked by two pit bulls and tragically died as a result. The attack happened at his babysitter's house.
In our region, a woman in Central New Jersey was also bitten by her son's pit bull. She was bitten in their home. She suffered several puncture wounds.
A few days later, a 12-month-old New Jersey toddler was attacked by the family husky in her home, according to a news source.* Fortunately, the girl survived the attack and is expected to recover from her bite wounds and injuries.
Investigation is continuing for all of these dog bite incidents.
All 4 dogs in these 3 dog attacks were known to the victims. As I have discussed in my previous articles, many victims of dog attacks are injured by a dog they know. See Common Issues In Dog Bite Cases| PA NJ Dog Bite Lawyer. Many times, infants and young children are more likely to get attacked by dogs they know.
Even though a family may have had a dog for a long time, one cannot predict what the dog will do when a new infant joins the family.
If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, you, no doubt, have many questions and concerns. Puncture wounds can lead to permanent scarring and even serious infections. You want to know who will pay for your medical bills and future medical bills.
The lawyers at White and Williams, LLP have extensive experience in helping victims of dog bites and attacks. Call 877.944.8396 for more information.