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Animal bites can lead to injuries and lawsuits

The majority of dogs in the state of Wisconsin are friendly, lovable animals with responsible owners. Unfortunately, some dogs can be aggressive, hostile and may even attack when approached. Even trained dogs that seem virtually harmless can attack and inflict a painful bite unprovoked. Animal bites of all types can cause very serious and permanent injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Recently, a man in another state filed a lawsuit and received a substantial settlement after suffering injuries from a dog bite.

The man, a home health-care worker, filed the lawsuit after being bitten by a client's dog. According to the lawsuit, the man was caring for an elderly relative of the defendant in the defendant's home. The plaintiff claims the defendant's dog, a 30-pound Schipperke-Corgi mix, suddenly bit him on his left hand.

The bite left three deep puncture wounds in the plaintiff's index finger, the lawsuit alleges. The plaintiff claims that he suffered serious injuries as a result of the bite. It is alleged that the injuries included swelling and decreased range of motion as well as regional pain syndrome. Reportedly, the man also had to have an infraclavicular catheter implanted to control his pain. Recently, the plaintiff agreed to a settlement of $1.75 million.

Injuries suffered as a result of animal bites can be extremely painful and sometimes permanent. Anyone in Wisconsin that suffers injury from an animal bite can take legal action against those believed to be responsible. A successful lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help victims with medical expenses and other monetary damages recognized by applicable personal injury laws.

Source: nj.com, "Dog bite lands healthcare worker $1.75M payout", Anthony G. Attrino, Sept. 13, 2017

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