Douglas County Woman Has Surgery after Dog Bite Injuries
A woman, who sustained serious injuries after she was attacked by a trio of pit bulls in Douglas County had to undergo surgery this week. The 56-year-old woman was on a morning walk on Monday when she was attacked by the three pit bulls.
The three dogs were on the porch, and when the woman passed by, they jumped on her. It was a ferocious attack by all accounts, and the woman was knocked to the ground and mauled on her face and arms. Passersby used sticks and stones to try and beat the dogs off of her, but the woman suffered serious injuries. She was rushed to the hospital where she has now undergone surgery. However, she could be looking at a long recovery period ahead.
The owner of the three pit bulls was in New York, and had left the dogs in the care of a friend. It seems that the caretaker left the pit bulls unattended. Douglas County Sheriff’s officials were able to nab one dog soon after the attack, and the second one later that evening. They have now confirmed that all three dogs are in custody.
No charges have been filed yet. According to Douglas County Sheriff’s representatives, it is not yet clear who should be charged in the attack-the owner, the friend who was looking after the dogs, or both of them. The dogs are likely to be euthanized later in the week.
Dog bite claims must factor in any additional medical expenses that may be incurred in the future. For that, it is important to determine accurately the extent of the person’s injuries. That may not be possible soon after the attack. For instance, a nerve injury could severely impact the victim’s quality of life and his or her ability to work. These injuries may not be obvious soon after a bite.
Also, serious dog bite injuries to the face or neck can leave a person disfigured even after cosmetic surgery. The extent of disfigurement will only be evident after the patient has completed all medical treatment. That is why it’s important that you don’t rush to settle your dog bite injury claim before you can determine the extent of your injuries and losses.
The Atlanta dog bite lawyers at the Katz Personal Injury Lawyers represent injured victims of dog bites in and around the metro Atlanta area.