An individual’s face is often the most frequent target in a dog bite or attack, particularly the victim’s nose, cheeks or lips. As expected, these bites can lead to permanent disfigurement and scarring.
Among the most common injuries resulting from dog bites and attacks are cuts, lacerations, punctures, abrasions, fractured bones, infections, tissue loss, and the tearing away of tissue.
Injuries sustained from dog bites can be categorized according to their severity, and can be classified as minor, severe, or even fatal. Among the minor dog bite injuries are small punctures, scratches, and bruising. More serious dog bite injuries, however, are large wounds, nerve damage, and deep tissue damage and loss. Dog bites are not to be taken lightly, as even the most minor bites can lead to serious consequences.
More minor dog bite injuries and wounds are thoroughly cleaned, treated with antibiotics in case of infection, and then taped or sutured. Major dog bite injuries, on the other hand, are treated with antibiotics. If there is severely damaged tissue, then it must be cut away, and skin grafting will likely follow. On occasion, a plastic surgeon may need to move other tissue into the defect in order to recreate or close the disfigured feature. This reconstruction may require several operations over a number of years.
Hiring An Attorney
If a dog bites you in New Jersey, immediately contact a dog bite attorney from The Grossman Law Firm. A dog bite attorney should be able to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim, and will help you recover financial compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering.