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Dog Bites and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Some people, after experiencing a traumatic event, may continue to experience anxiety and panic due to this event. This is known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and it affects thousands of Americans for various reasons. PTSD can be caused by exposure to any event that causes psychological trauma to the individual; these events are generally very intense and life-threatening. In some instances, a dog attack may cause a victim to experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

If you or a member of your family was the victim of a dog attack and is now experiencing PTSD, contact the Michigan pet bite attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at 877-PET-BITE to learn if you may be eligible for compensation from the dog’s owner.

Symptoms of PTSD

It is normal to feel afraid, sad, or anxious following an unpleasant experience, and as time goes on, many people are able to deal with the trauma and move on. However, sometimes people experience events that are so traumatizing, it makes it difficult for them to recover and move past it.

When this happens, and a person is left to struggle with PTSD, there are a variety of symptoms they may experience. Some of the most common include:

  • Re-experiencing the traumatic event through flashbacks, nightmares, or intense feelings of distress when remembering the event
  • Avoidance of thoughts, feelings, places, people, or activities that may trigger memories of the event
  • Loss of energy and interest in activities that were once pleasurable
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feelings of guilt, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, or stress
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of detachment from other people and activities
  • Inability to recall important aspects of the traumatic event
  • Self-inflicted pain

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Dog bites are a common cause of PTSD, especially in children and elderly individuals. PTSD is a distressing condition that can be very expensive and time consuming to recover from. Fortunately, if you suffered PTSD as a result of a dog attack, you may qualify for compensation for your continued pain and suffering from the pet’s owner. To fight for the financial assistance you need, contact the Michigan pet bite lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., today at 877-PET-BITE.

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