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What are the long-term health impacts of a dog bite?

As a Californian who has been attacked by a dog, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the expenses that crop up because of it. Today, we at the Law Offices of John Rapillo will examine some of the possible long-term health impacts.

Dog bite injuries can have repercussions that can last well after the initial wound is healed. However, it’s important to note that the healing process can also be long and arduous. The more severe a bite attack was, the longer it will take for you to recover from it. In some cases, you may even need to turn to surgery or physical therapy.

Costs for treating the infections that can accompany bites may also be hefty. Additionally, you may need to be on antibiotic treatments in the hospital. Some have to take medication after being released, as well.

Of course, there is also the risk of contracting rabies, especially if you were bitten by a stray dog or a dog that hadn’t gotten its shots. If you are at risk, you may have to undergo painful and costly preventative treatments.

There are also the mental and emotional effects you may suffer from due to a bite attack. Some people who are bitten by dogs have to attend therapy to recover from the mental shock. In some cases, a person can even develop PTSD or similar disorders.

If you have been bitten by a dog and suffered from bite injuries because of it, consider taking a look at our web page on dog bites attacks, linked here. You can also talk to an attorney for more information on how to seek compensation for your suffering.

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