Dog bites are devastating injuries in some cases because you have to deal with two different types of injuries – the puncture wound and the pressure-related tissue damage. This can make healing from an attack very painful. On top of all of this, you also have to worry about the possibility of infection.
When a dog bites you, the bacteria that is on its teeth is introduced into the puncture wound. This is problematic because the puncture wound is dark, moist and warm, which is a perfect environment for bacteria to breed. For this reason, some doctors prescribe antibiotics to stave off any infections that might occur.
You might notice that the doctor won’t suture the puncture wounds. This is also a way to control bacteria since suturing the wound would trap bacteria in it. You might be instructed to cover the wounds with gauze, but this will still enable air to get into the puncture.
We realize that you might have a lot of concern right now as you try to ensure that the bite wound heals as it should. This is understandable, but you also need to remember that there are time limits in place for seeking compensation. Waiting too long can mean that you can’t try to recover your financial losses.
If you are ready to get your case filed, we can help you work out the specifics of making that happen. You will need to take this process one step at a time. This includes trying to factor up what monetary losses you have because of the bite. Remember, you need money to pay the bills you already received, but also to cover the ones that you will incur in the future.