Suffering an attack by a dog or other animal is a truly terrifying experience. Unfortunately, the after effects of this type of incident can be as severe as the attack itself. Some victims may suffer from disfigurement of one or more parts of their body as a result of their injuries. These victims will likely need to undergo extensive medical treatment in order to alleviate discomfort and minimize the permanency of the disfigurement.
Six Common Treatments after a Dog Bite Attack
What types of treatment might a victim face? The following are several examples:
- Reconstructive surgery to reduce scarring
- Surgery to repair broken bones
- Surgery to stop bleeding
- Medication to alleviate pain and discomfort
- Individual and group therapy
These treatments may not be a one-time occurrence. Many victims face months—even years—of treatment. In some cases, the disfigurement may be permanent. The suffering associated with these injuries can have a significant impact on the victim and their family. In addition, the costs of treatment are often extensive.
Fortunately, many victims may have the option of pursuing a legal claim in order to obtain compensation for their damages. These damages may include the costs of treatment as well as the pain and suffering that has taken place. It is important to act quickly, however. Georgia, like all states, has strict time limitations for when victims may pursue these claims.
Did you or a loved one suffer a dog bite attack that left a disfiguring injury? If so, we can help. We encourage you to contact Kaufman Law, P.C. today to discuss your case with an Atlanta dog bite attorney. Visit our website and fill out our easy online contact form!