By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In California and other States, children are at risk of injury from neighborhood dogs. Whether the dog is small or a large dog like a Great Dane, a dog is unpredictable and can attack a child without notice or apparent cause. Children often times do not recognize the dangers of dogs including the brief moments of tension just before an attack. Furthermore, because of their size, children, especially infants and toddlers, are ill equipped to fight off an attack or flee from an attack. A brutal dog attack was reported in Monrovia, California where an infant was attacked by the neighbor’s 170 pound Great Dane dog. It was reported that the six month old child suffered the following personal injuries: punctured liver, punctured lung, and two broken ribs. Due to the severity of the injuries, the child was transported by air to the Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center for medical treatment and evaluation. The baby is expected to survive the injuries but could have easily died from such injuries. You can read more about this story at Family Speaks Out After Their Infant Is Mauled by Neighbor’s Great Dane in California.
Dealing with a child injury (especially a traumatic dog bite) can be very stressful for parents. Many issues arise in these situations including selecting health care providers, getting follow up care, dealing with medical bills, and finding out about insurance and legal issues. The book titled – < strong>The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has a section on Dog Bite Injuries. The book also has sections on Medical Bills and Treatment as well as Damages and Compensation. You can receive this free book on child injury by clicking here.