Scarring From Dog Bites
Worcester Attorneys For Dog Bite Cases
Scarring and disfigurement can be the result of even the most minor dog bite or animal attack. It is essential that any injury caused by an animal be evaluated and treated by a medical professional as soon after the incident as possible. Though it may be possible to minimize scarring, many victims often require extensive medical care and plastic surgery to restore the skin as much as possible.
At Ellis Law Offices, our lawyers have an extensive understanding of dog bite and animal attack cases. Throughout our years of practice, we have handled many of these cases, including those whose victims have suffered serious scarring and disfigurement. We are dedicated to pursuing compensation for victims’ past, current and future medical bills that stem from the negligence of a dog owner.
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When a dog bite punctures the skin, rips muscles or tears skin away, it may take numerous sutures or staples to close the wound. The doctor’s immediate concern is to address the wound and protect the underlying tissue, as well as deal with any potential infection concerns. The scarring that results from the bite and the treatment may not be apparent until the wound heals. At that point, a plastic surgeon (if not consulted at the time of wound closure) may need to assess the scars and suggest how to proceed.
When the bills incurred due to multiple medical visits as well as any surgeries or further treatment are attributed to the dog bite, action can be taken against the owner to recover compensation.
According to Massachusetts law, the owner of the animal that attacked you is ultimately responsible for any medical costs you incur due to treatment for the scars that resulted from the dog bite or animal attack. It is important to have an attorney on your side who knows the law and can fight to get you the compensation for the medical bills that are piling up.
Contact Our Worcester Dog Bite Attorneys Now
There is help available to you if you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite. Contact our law firm for a free consultation. If you cannot come to our Worcester office, we will come to you at the hospital or at home. All of our cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless we recover money for you.