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Dog Bite Injuries in Texas: Signs of Infection

Posted by John J. Kahn, Jr. | Mar 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dog bite injuries can lead to an infected wound as bacteria from the animal enters your system. Therefore, it's important to seek medical treatment whenever skin is broken in a dog bite injury. If you require extensive or costly medical care, you should consult with a Houston personal injury lawyer to discuss filing a claim for compensation.  

Signs of Infection in Dog bite Injuries

Signs of an infection may appear within 24 to 72 hours of a dog attack: 
  • redness;
  • pain;
  • warmth;
  • swelling; and
  • discharge of pus.  
Blood and wound cultures may be necessary to determine the proper antibiotic therapy and to access whether a systemic infection is present. Treatment will also involve vigorous cleansing and perhaps irrigation with a solution such as providone-iodine. Debridement may also be necessary if tissue has been damaged and must be removed.

An attorney who can apply the Texas dog bite law to your case may be able to help you hold the negligent party accountable for dog bite injuries. Since there are time limits for filing a claim, it would be in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as you are capable.

Contact a Houston Dog Bite Lawyer

When you have experienced legal representation on your side after a dog bite injury, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled under the Texas dog bite law, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a Houston lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

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