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Facial Dog Bite Wounds

A dog bite to the face is one of the most serious injuries a person can sustain from a dog attack. Many dogs have strong jaws that can cause deep puncture wounds within a matter of seconds. Children are especially at risk of facial dog bite injuries because their shorter height often puts their face at or close to eye level with a dog.

Types of Facial Dog Bite Injuries

When many people think of a dog bite, they think of the deep puncture wounds that a dog may cause with its teeth. However, this is just one of the many injuries that a dog bite victim may sustain from an attack. Other common injuries from dog bites to the face are:

  • Scratches
  • Scrapes
  • Facial fractures
  • Nerve injury
  • Muscle damage
  • Severe scarring

Treatment for Dog Bites to the Face

If you or someone you love has been bitten on the face by a dog, you should seek emergency medical attention immediately. A facial wound can involve heavy bleeding even if the injury is relatively minor, so it is important to stop the bleeding and get stitches if necessary. A doctor can inspect the wound and determine the best course of treatment. Because a dog bite may cause scarring or disfigurement, it may be necessary to undergo plastic surgery to restore the victim’s facial features.

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Our Michigan dog bite lawyers can help to ensure that you receive the treatment you need after a dog bite injury to the face. We can work with you throughout your recovery to pursue the full compensation that you are entitled to for the costs of your injury. Contact Ravid & Associates, P.C., today at 877-PET-BITE to learn how we can help you.

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