When an individual is the victim of a dog bite attack, their first concern is generally with the lacerations and eventual scarring. There may be other more pressing issues of concern, besides the superficial wounds. In many instances, dog bites cause nerve damage. And that can become permanent. Also, it could include the loss of movement or sensation. And in rare cases, a victim can lose a limb or finger. Contents
Canines have an unusual amount of jaw strength. Dogs remain domesticated wolves no matter what they look like. Their ancestors hunted for food, ripping flesh from their prey and even breaking bones. Dogs have not lost this jaw strength.
Also, some large dogs have as much as 200 pounds of pressure per square inch. When an attack occurs, it can cause severe harm. In fact, this is enough pressure to break hands and other bones. The flesh can tear. So damage to nerves under the skin may be present.
Nerves carry messages to and from the brain to let the body know things such as temperature, pressure, and pain when coming in contact with something. The other thing these messages do is to tell the muscles how to react. If nerve damage occurs, it disrupts these signals, which can have several consequences, such as loss of sensation, numbness, or loss of movement.
The dog bite victim's concern is nerve damage that exists that is causing loss of sensation or movement in hands and fingers. Also, this kind of debilitation affects the ability to work, daily activities, and quality of life.
If diagnosed as Neurotmesis, surgery won't completely restore health. Recovery remains expensive. Also, it could take a long time to heal or recover as much as possible.
When a person suffers a dog bite, there are injuries such as lacerations, fractures, nerve damage, and even the risk of infection to heal from. Then there is the emotional trauma that is present. All of this can be difficult to handle and on top of it, is the financial hardship for the victim and the family.
If someone suffered harm in a dog bite attack, the legal right to compensation exists. Our dog bite attorneys can provide excellent representation. And we do so to assist in recovering the economic damages you deserve. Money may exist for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The law firm provides a free consultation to discuss your claim. Also, we charge no upfront fees for our services until we make a recovery in your case.
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