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Dog Bite Injuries
A dog bite can produce multiple puncture wounds from a single bite. Dogs have teeth that can penetrate the skin and muscle causing multiple injuries at one time. Each skin puncture from a dog bite is a site for infection to develop
Infection that can occur after a dog bite can be very serious. Although we have all heard the saying, "A dogs mouth is cleaner than a human mouth," the risk of infection after a dog bite is very high. Anything that is introduced into the body through the skin carries bacteria, including the teeth and saliva of a dog. Untreated infection from a dog bite can cause very serious medical complications. Always seek medical attention immediately after you are bitten by a dog.
A dog's jaw can produce a lot of bite pressure; enough to break or fracture bones in the hands and feet easily. Dogs like Rottweilers, Pitbulls, and German Shepherds can produce, on average, 2-3 times the bite pressure of a human. The strong bite pressure along with long, pointed teeth can shatter hands and feet of an adult. Children are even more at risk for serious injury because their bones are not as thick and more fragile.
Disfigurement and Scarring
Even after the dog attack is over and you heal from your dog bite injuries, many times a dog bite results in a lifelong change for the worse. Victims of dog bites can be left with severe scarring or the loss of fingers, ears, eyes, or other body parts.
If you have been attacked by a dog and suffered disfigurement or scarring, you need a trusted dog bite lawyer to help you recover for your injuries.
Every year dog attacks cause the death of people throughout the state of Texas. Unfortunately, children are most often the victims that suffer the worst injuries and death. If a child or a loved one has died as a result of a dog attack, Help Is Here.
Puncture Wounds From Dog Bite
Which Dogs Bite The Most?
Some breeds of dog are consistently involved in dog attacks, at a higher rate than others. According to a study reported by the American Animal Hospital Association, the highest number of dog bites are where the dog breed is known, are as follows:
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