Many adult dog bite injuries occur to the hands, arms, and legs. It makes sense, because those body parts would be closest to a dog’s head. However, children are generally shorter than adults and approximately 65 percent of dog bites to children involve the face.
A dog bite to the face can be painful and require extensive medical treatment. Accordingly, it is important to know what to expect and how to help your child recover from his or her injury.
Treatment for Dog Bites to the Face
If your child has been bitten on the face by a dog then you should talk to his or her doctors about:
- Infection. Your child may need to be treated for infection after a face bite.
- Potential complications. Your child may suffer complications which could include hearing, sight, and dental problems, in addition to any facial lacerations.
- Scarring and reconstructive surgery. Many body scars can be hidden by clothes or tolerated by adults. However, your child may suffer from self-esteem issues after a facial scar. You may want to talk to his or her doctor about reconstructive surgery and steps that can be taken to minimize permanent scarring.
Of course, you should also talk to your child’s doctors about any specific concerns based on your child’s injuries.
Contact a Milwaukee Dog Bite Attorney If Your Child Has Been Hurt
If your child has suffered a dog bite facial injury in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Iowa, then we encourage you to contact one of our experienced Milwaukee dog bite lawyers today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 for a free consultation. The law firm of Hupy and Abraham maintains eight offices across Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. One call to us and we can direct you to an experienced attorney at your closest office.