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My little boy was bit by a dog in Milwaukee and I’m scared. How common is it to die from a dog bite injury?

We are sorry to hear about your son’s injuries. It can be very scary to see your child in so much pain and to wonder what your child’s future may be like after a dog bite injury in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa or the United States.

In the vast majority of cases, people survive dog bite injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. About 800,000 of those people seek medical treatment and about 16 of those people die from their dog bite related injuries. In other words, about 0.00034 percent of dog bite injury victims die from their injuries.

While the odds of dying from a dog bite injury are low, that does not mean that your child isn’t suffering or that your child doesn’t need help. Your child’s injuries may be significant and may have a profound impact on his current life and future. He may, for example, be in pain and need one or more surgeries to recover from his dog attack.

Accordingly, it is important to find out more about your child’s legal rights and possible recovery by contacting an experienced Milwaukee dog bite injury lawyer today at (414) 223-4800 or (800) 800-5678. We also encourage you to learn more by reading our Dog Bites Brochure, which is available for FREE on our website.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham