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Common Dog Bite Injuries

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 800,000 people in the United States seek medical attention for dog bites every year. Of these, over 350,000 require hospitalization. While this represents only a fraction of people who suffer animal attacks, those hospitalized often face excessive medical bills, disfigurement, significant pain, and untold emotional suffering.

If you or a love one has been attacked by a dog, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut dog bite injury attorneys.

Severe Injuries

Many dog bite injures are severe and include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of tissue or muscle
  • Disfigurement
  • Traumatic stress and other forms of emotional duress

A small percentage of dog attacks result in fatal injuries. These injuries are more common when small children are attacked by uncontrolled pets.

Medical Treatment

Medical treatment for dog bites may include:

  • Life-support and stabilization
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Counseling

All of this treatment that you require should be included in your dog bite settlement. With the help of an experienced dog bite injury attorney, you can ensure that you are getting fair compensation for your injuries to cover the treatment needed for your recovery.