What should you do if your child is bitten by a dog?

Firm News On Friday, September 21, 2018

Connecticut residents often coexist with dogs, whether they belong to your neighbors, visiting family members, or friends. Unfortunately, dog attacks can happen to anyone at any time, even if you don’t have a dog. Children are particularly susceptible. Loughlin FitzGerald, attorneys at law, are here to help you through the aftermath in the unfortunate event that your child is attacked by a dog.

First of all, children are much more likely to suffer from severe injury than an adult. This is largely due to both the size difference and a child’s inability to fight back. If they are attacked or bitten by even a medium or small dog, they could still end up with multiple painful injuries.

If your child is attacked by a dog, their wounds should be treated right away. You should take them to the emergency room. If the dog does not have an owner, it should be captured if possible for rabies testing. Even if the injuries don’t seem severe at first, dog bites are susceptible to infection. Sometimes, the infections can become necrotic, causing the flesh to die.

Additionally, children may suffer from more pronounced psychological damages. To prevent permanent scarring, you may want to consider taking your child to a therapist for treatment.

If your child has been the victim of a catastrophic dog attack resulting in painful injuries, these are a few actions you should take. Once the immediate situation is handled, you may want to follow the link to our web page which will show you more about seeking financial compensation for your child’s injuries.

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