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Severe Dog Bite Injuries

The severe effect of dog bites does not just end during the scene of the crime, but instead can have long lasting health effects leading up to death. Caring for a dog bite can result in long term effects, and high healthcare costs which the victim should not have to endure by herself or himself. If you were bitten by someone’s dog and it resulted in a severe consequence, reach over to a personal injury attorney for help to file a lawsuit.

Glendale Severe Dog Bite Injuries Lawyer

Though dog bites can be hardly seen as an emergency room emergency, the opposite is actually true. Dog bites are the top leading animal related emergency in the country that has led to countless fatalities. Healthcare costs amount to thousands of dollars, because they are mostly taken care of in the emergency room. If you were the victim of a dog bite, you should not have to suffer the damages caused by someone else’s negligence.

When you file for a personal injury lawsuit, our attorneys at Yarian & Associates, APC will be sure to go over the whole legal process with you, including exploring all legal options available. We will not settle with the first offer, but instead fight to receive the most favorable result for you.

Call (844) 291-1911 to schedule a consultation with our attorneys at Yarian & Associates, APC or fill out a free case review at the bottom of the page. Our attorneys work with clients in the cities of Glendale, Visalia, Riverside, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and throughout California.

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Dog Bite Infection

One of the most dangerous effects following a dog bite, is the possibility of an infection. Common infections transmitted by pets can include Capnocytophaga and Rabies. Capnocytophaga, a special type of bacteria found on the mouth of dogs can be transmitted through a dog bite and cause sepsis in humans. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition following a human body’s immune system reaction to an infection.

Furthermore, the few recent human Rabies cases have been attributed to animal bites such as those from dogs. Rabies is a viral disease that can cause the brain to be inflamed. Though a Rabies vaccine exists, the survival rate of Rabies is low as there is no special treatment. To be clear, in order for a dog to pass on Rabies to humans, they have to be carrying the disease themselves. The rate of a dog carrying Rabies is still quite low.

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Broken Bones/Fractures

At times, the strength of a dog bite can be so strong, it can create a deep skin tear enough to reach the bone and break it or cause a fracture. A fracture or broken bone can take a long time to heal and will likely limit an individual’s physical abilities and mobility. Depending on the location and severity of the fracture, a broken bone can occasionally lead to an amputation in the affected area such as the arm, leg, or foot. These severe new realities can have a lasting effect on the victim and can take an emotional and mental toll on them often leading to severe depression and other health problems.

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Cosmetic Disfiguration/Scarring

A dog bite can leave a rough scar on the skin that can take a long time to heal and for some may lead to permanent scaring. Cosmetic disfiguration is often a result of the wound care of a severe dog bite or any procedure related to a wound. Cosmetic disfiguration can affect individuals’ self-esteem and cause physical limitations for jobs or other opportunities. Cosmetic disfiguration is likely to lead to other procedures including plastic surgery. A cosmetic procedure is costly and may not even be part of the original settlement, so it is an additional expense for the victim.

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Emotional Trauma

Another long-term effect of a severe dog bite, which is at times underestimated is emotional trauma. Emotional trauma can come as a result of the dog bite incident itself or the events following the incident. If the severe dog bite resulted in life changing conditions, that can likely lead to mental disorders like depression, anxiety, or phobias.

A severe dog bite will likely also cause the individual to have ill feelings about dogs or other household pets in the future.

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Additional Resources

Animal Care Control | Los Angeles County– The Los Angeles County Animal Care Control is in charge of investigating cases of potentially dangerous dogs that are bringing a threat to society. Some incidents that are noted include dog bites and dog attacks. If you wish to report a dog bite or attack incident, you can contact the Animal Care Control of Los Angeles at their page.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the most common symptoms as a result of dog bites. Capnocytophaga, a common infection of dog bites can show symptoms including fever, redness, diarrhea, and muscle or joint pain.

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Los Angeles Severe Dog Bite Injuries Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered a severe dog bite injury that resulted in long-term health effects, contact our attorneys at Yarian & Associates, APC. A severe dog bite can change a person’s life forever. If the dog owner’s negligence led to your suffering, you should not have to face economic hardship alone.

Our experienced litigators, at Yarian & Associates, APC will defend you until the end. We know that you and your family may be going through a difficult time. You may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, plus possible punitive damages if the incident is considered gross negligence.

Call (844) 291-1911 to get a free consultation or fill out a free case review form at the bottom of this page. We work with clients in the counties of Los Angeles, Tulare and throughout California.

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