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March 17, 2016

Can a Dog Bit Cause TetanusDog bites are common, with more than 1.7 million occuring each year. Usually wounding the neck and head area of young children and the arms and legs in children over 10 and adults, dog bite wounds can take the form of scratches, open cuts, punctures, crushing of bones and tissue, and even tearing away of body parts.

Tetanus is an infection of a wound brought on by a bacterial...

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February 18, 2016

Infection from Dog BiteNegative experiences with dogs can be scary and physically dangerous. If you've been bitten by a dog, you should not only seek medical attention for the wound of the bite itself (puncture marks, lacerations, broken skin or bones), but also for any medical problems that may occur at a later time. Infections can take a while to manifest, but are often worse than the initial bite and can take much longer...

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January 18, 2016

signs that a dog might biteWe love our dogs and think of them as being part of the family. It is easy to think of them as little humans with fur, but the truth is that doing so is bad for them—and for us. When we expect dogs to act like people, we are asking for trouble. Dogs can become aggressive when they don’t understand the complex ways that people interact.

Whether it is out of fear, dominance, or guarding possessions or food, nearly all dogs will try to...

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December 14, 2015

The wounds left from a dog attack aren’t always purely physical. Some children will develop psychological issues following an attack. For children who have suffered a moderate dog bite, 1 in 10 will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The odds are greater for children who have suffered a severe dog bite injury. 1 in 4 of those victims will suffer PTSD.

PTSD can cause a child to exhibit abnormal behaviors. After a dog attack, your child may begin to:

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November 12, 2015

Dog bite woundDog attacks can cause serious injuries, but many dog bites can be attended with minor first aid care at home. All dog bites have certain characteristics in common caused by the way a dog grasps the victim with its front teeth and pulls at the surrounding skin with its other teeth as it bites. This leaves a distinctive wound, characterized by:

  • A deep puncture made by the front teeth...
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October 31, 2015

First aid for minor dog bitesMany dog bites only cause minor skin injury and can be treated with simple first aid at home to prevent the bite injury from developing an infection. Dog bites commonly leave punctures or jagged cuts in the skin. If you or your family member has suffered a minor dog bite, try these steps at home:

  • Clean the area. Thoroughly clean the area. Run the wound under warm water for a few minutes to rinse...
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October 28, 2015

Dog Breed and Dog Bite AttacksYou hear it in the news a lot – victims of dog bite injuries and their communities calling out for breed restrictions and regulations for dangerous dog breeds. It is easy to categorize an entire breed as dangerous, but it isn’t always that simple. You may be surprised to learn that many dog bites occur from common household breeds that many consider to be kid-friendly.

Studies show that breeds that...

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July 07, 2015

The law governing dog bites in New Jersey is found in a statute enacted by the New Jersey legislature and caselaw interpreting that statute. In plain terms, the law provides that a dog bite victim may recover against a dog owner as long as he/she was lawfully on the property where the bite occurred and the victim did not provoke the dog in any way. It is called "strict liability" which means that the dog owner is responsible regardless of fault and whether or not the dog owner was aware of the dog's dangerous propensities before the bite happened. New Jersey dog bite laws are, therefore, very favorable to a dog bite victim. If a dog owner...

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June 01, 2015

If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a dog attack you should be looking to find the very best dog bite attorney in New Jersey to handle the case. What should you be looking for in a New Jersey dog bite lawyer? First and foremost experience handling dog bite claims in New Jersey. My practice is completely limited to handling personal injury claims with a distinct emphasis on dog bite cases. I have been representing injured accident victims for 33 years! You need an attorney who specializes in dog bite litigation and is willing to share his track record of success in these cases with you. We post our $100,000+ recoveries right on...

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May 20, 2015

Welcome to our new statewide website limited exclusively to assist victims of dog bites throughout the State of New Jersey. Our South Jersey site got such a great response that we decided to handle dog bite cases all over New Jersey. We handle dog bite cases on a contingent basis which means that you only repay my costs and pay me a legal fee at the end of the case and only if we are successful in recovering money for you. We have a 100% success rate in recovering money for our clients in the cases that we have filed on their behalf. We strive to provide the best possible representation to our clients in their dog bite case. Please check...

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