Although they are often referred to as man’s best friend, there are numerous reports each year of people being attacked by dogs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in America each year. Often, the injuries suffered by dog attack victims require immediate medical attention, including cleaning, suturing and bandaging wounds. There are also cases in which ongoing care, such as reconstructive surgeries or therapy, may also be needed.
A young boy in Chicago reportedly suffered severe injuries recently after a dog attacked him. According to reports, the boy was bitten on the leg and the face by a dog that was loose in his neighborhood. He was at a birthday party, playing with other children when the attack occurred. It is unknown at this time what reasons may have contributed to the dog biting the 6-year-old boy. There were reportedly two dogs loose, but only one was involved in the attack; neither had been captured at last report.
The extent of the boy’s injuries, and his updated condition were not reported. Furthermore, no information was detailed regarding any potential long-term effects that the boy may experience as a result of his injuries. His grandmother told news sources that the boy’s face had been “demolished” by the dog bite.
People who have been injured in a situation such as this and want to make sure they receive the compensation they are due, may find it of benefit to consult with a legal professional. An attorney can help them to understand their rights and explain their options for seeking damages from the pet owner.