Types of Dog Attack Injuries
Dog attacks can lead to a variety of injuries. These injuries can range from minor scratches to life-threatening wounds.
Injuries to Children
Children are the most vulnerable when it comes to dog bites. Due to their small stature, the extent of injuries can be severe and have long lasting effects, and even result in death.
Infections from Dog Bites
A common injury, beyond the bite wound, is the development of infection which can spread to the rest of the body if not taken care of immediately. The sooner a dog bite is attended to by a qualified physician, the less the chances of infection and subsequent complications becomes.
In a large segment of dog bite cases, the victim is left with life-long scars, which are not only aesthetically unpleasant, but are also a constant reminder of the attack which can be psychologically taxing.
Never Damage & Amputations
Depending on the severity of the dog bite, and if there is enough flesh and nerve damage, it might become necessary to amputate the effected limb or body part.
Death & Dismemberment
Unfortunately, dog attacks can in some cases be fatal, and in less severe instances cause the loss of body parts during the attack in a manner which cannot be surgically corrected.
It is not uncommon for dogs to suffer from a rabies infection which can then be passed on to a bite victim. In fact, in some cases, the effects of the rabies on the dog?s behavior can be the direct cause of the attack.