Dog bites can be traumatic, dangerous, and even fatal in some cases. People who have a fear of dog or dog bites are often well justified, especially if they have been attacked before. Dealing with dog bites can be difficult and scary whether it is a first bite or not.
In the case of a dog bite that is very severe, there are several medical precautions that must be taken. Additionally, the dog may either be quarantined or even put down in certain cases, depending on the circumstances and brutality of the attack. The owners of the dog may also be liable to pay for compensations on behalf of the person who was attacked. This can include medications, hospital bills, and extended aftercare.
Generally speaking, there are several medical steps to be taken after being bitten by a dog. One is to have the dog checked for their vaccinations and for any potential illnesses. This is so the person bitten can be appropriately treated for any potential bacteria. Getting a rabies shot is common as well, just for safety’s sake. The injuries will also be treated for infection. In some cases, skin grafts or even reconstructive surgery may be necessary. Medical check-ups after the injuries have started to heal may also be common, along with therapy for any potential trauma.
Dealing with a dog bite injury can be a long, difficult and expensive process. Luckily, there are legal ways to make this easier on the person who has been attacked, including covering medical expenses and getting compensation for trauma.