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May 16-22 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week


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5/15/2010
James E. Ballidis
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According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, dog bites are a serious public health problem that inflicts both physical and emotional damage on its victims. Almost 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year. One-fifth of dog bite victims, a total of 885,000, require medical attention for dog-bite injuries. More than 31,000 require reconstructive surgery after a dog bite. Many dog bite victims are left with traumatic memories of the event and a life-long fear of dogs.
 
Children, especially boys between the ages of five and nine, have the highest incidence of dog bite injuries. Children are also most likely to be seriously in dog attacks. Because children are shorter than adults, they often sustain injuries to the face, neck and head. The CDC suggests that parents teach children to avoid strange dogs.  
 
The attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie represent dog bite victims in Orange County and throughout Southern California. Our lawyers have put together a list of safety tips to help keep your child safe. If your child has been bitten by a dog, we can help you get insurance compensation for your child’s medical bills, pain and suffering.


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