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March 27, 2020

An Essex County man that was attacked and bitten by an acquaintance's dog was forced to seek multiple treatments and shots for his wounds, despite being uninsured.  His hospital bills totaled nearly $75,000.  David Cowhey was able to obtain a $150,000 settlement for the client, so that his bills could be paid and he could receive fair compensation for his injuries.  If you have been injured in a dog attack in New Jersey, and your medical bills are mounting...

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February 18, 2020

Many dog bites appear as obvious damage to the skin, but it is extremely important to remember that the underlying tissue can also suffer damage as a result of infection.  The potential for infection from dog bites is extremely high.  Dog bites can inoculate bacteria deep into tissue and, unfortunately, the majority of dog bites do become infected to some degree.  Common bacteria spread through dog bites include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Pasteurella.  Infections, if left untreated, can even seep into the bones, causing what is known as osteomyelitis, which is an inflammation of bone, usually occurring in the...

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January 08, 2020

A 12-year-old Somerset County boy was vacationing with his family in Wildwood in August of 2019 when he was attacked and severely injured by a pit bull on the beach.  As a result of the incident, the boy suffered catatrophic injuries to his nose and face that will require multiple corrective surgeries.  The case is currently under investigation, as the owner of the pit bull is apparently uninsured.

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January 08, 2020

From all of us at the Law Office of David J. Cowhey, we would like to extend our sincerest wishes for a safe, healthy and happy New Year to everyone.  If over the course of the holiday season you or someone you know was attacked and injured by a dog in New Jersey, please don't hesitate to give The South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer a call on our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627.  Mr. Cowhey is always ready to speak with you about your dog bite case.  Call us today for a free consultation.

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December 23, 2019

From all of us at The Law Office of David J. Cowhey, we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  Our office will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will reopen for normal business hours on Thursday, December 26th.  However, our phone lines will be open on those dates, so if you or anyone you know is in need of legal representation for a dog bite incident in the State of New Jersey, please do not hesitate to call our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627.  Again, best wishes for a safe and relaxing holiday season for all.

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November 01, 2019

Injuries stemming from dog bite incidents often require immediate medical attention.  Some dog attacks can result in severe injuries that require more extensive treatment.  If you utilize private health insurance to pay your immediate medical costs, and subsequently file a claim or lawsuit against the dog owner(s), you may find that your insurance carrier may seek to utilize their "right of subrogation" against your third-party recovery.  Subrogation is a legal right held by most insurance carriers to legally pursue a third party that caused an insurance loss to the insured.  In dog bite cases, your health insurance carrier may be...

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August 29, 2019

Injuries suffered as a result of a dog bite, whether they are minor or major, will almost always require some form of professional medical treatment.  If you are a victim of a dog attack, have treated at a hospital or Urgent Care for your wounds, are a Medicaid or Medicare beneficiary, and you have filed a claim with the dog owner's homeowner's insurance company, Medicaid and Medicare have what is known as "third-party subrogation rights," which means that they have a right to be repaid out of the recovery you obtain from the dog owner's insurance company out of your claim or lawsuit.  In such cases, it is absolutely essential that you...

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August 16, 2019

Dog bites do not only result in puncture wounds, bite marks and laceration scars.  Occasionally, dog attacks can result in nerve damage to the areas that were bitten.  For example, a dog attack victim that is bitten on their hand may at first believe that their injuries are superficial, but will eventually begin to experience numbness, tingling sensations, loss of grip, and possibly even the loss of use of the appendage as a result of the breakdown of nerves that were damaged when the dog bit the hand.  Also, a dog may bite a person in one place, but cause injuries to another.  An example of such an incident would be a dog attack victim...

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May 28, 2019

A common misconception about David J. Cowhey's dog bite practice is that we seek to handle cases exclusively against larger, more aggressive breeds, such as pit bulls, Rottweilers, or mastiffs.  While it is true that these dogs make up a significant portion of the breeds responsible for attacks and injuries throughout the state, it is untrue that we do not handle claims involving smaller dogs.  Any breed of dog is certainly capable of attacking and injuring someone.  In a case Mr. Cowhey is currently handling, a smaller, "toy breed" dog inflicted an outwardly minor bite injury on a woman which ended up causing internal damage to her hand...

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May 14, 2019

Not every dog attack incident leaves the victim with severe, visible bite scars.  However, such incidents can result in secondary injuries to the affected area, and even in other parts of the body that were not directly bitten.  As the South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, attorney David J. Cowhey has handled a multitude of such cases.  In the matter of an Atlantic County policeman receiving a bite wound from a dog while answering a call for a domestic dispute, the client received bite wounds that were considered relatively minor and seemingly inconsequential.  However, as the client was violently pulled to the ground by the dog during the attack...

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