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DuPage County Dog Bite Injuries Attorney

Naperville dog attack lawyer for scars and disfigurement

Lawyers for Scarring and Disfigurement From Animal Attacks in Illinois

When a person is attacked by a dog, this can be an incredibly traumatic event, and the injuries suffered can be very painful. However, even after wounds heal, the effects of a dog bite can remain in the form of permanent scars. In some cases, scarring can be severe enough that a victim may be disfigured, leading to life-long emotional trauma or permanent disability. Those who have suffered a disfiguring dog bite injury should be sure to understand their options for recovering compensation from a negligent dog owner.

Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices provides dedicated legal representation for those who have been injured by dog bites. We will work with you to pursue justice for the harm that was done to you, and we will help ensure that you are able to receive compensation that fully addresses both the immediate impact of your injury and the long-term effects of any scars that were inflicted.

Addressing the Effects of Dog Bite Scars

Any type of cut or laceration can result in scarring, but the wounds resulting from a dog bite can be especially disfiguring. In addition to puncture wounds that occur when a dog's teeth break the skin, the ripping or tearing motion of an animal's jaws can lead to deep and extensive wounds. Infections that occur at the site of a wound can also increase the severity of the injury and the subsequent scarring.

A bite to the face or neck can lead to especially painful and noticeable scars, serving as a permanent reminder of the traumatic attack. In some cases, severe scars can also inhibit a person's mobility and lead to disability. For instance, the scars that form when a person experiences a dog bite on their hands can cause a tightening of the skin, reducing the ability to move the fingers and perform fine motor skills. This can lead to difficulty performing certain types of work or even completing basic daily tasks such as eating or grooming.

In addition to medical treatment for the initial injuries suffered in a dog bite, a victim may need to receive extensive ongoing treatments to correct scars. Some of these treatments may include: 

  • Injections - Steroid injections may help reduce the formation of scar tissue, and collagen injections may be used to fill in "sunken" skin caused by scars.
  • Skin grafts - If a dog bite affected a large area of the body, skin may need to be transplanted from another part of the body to ensure that a wound can heal properly.
  • Dermabrasion - This type of procedure removes layers of skin in the location of a scar. This can be used to address scars involving raised skin, creating a smoother surface in which scars are less noticeable.
  • Cosmetic surgery - A variety of surgical techniques may be used to correct scarring and improve the appearance around a wound. Laser surgery may be used to remove or repair scar tissue. Revision surgery may involve making a new incision, moving the skin, and closing the wound in a way that minimizes the appearance of the scar.

In many cases, multiple types of treatments or surgeries may be required to reduce disfigurement as much as possible, and these procedures can be painful and require extensive recovery time. A victim may also suffer serious emotional trauma as they deal with these ongoing effects of a dog attack.

Contact a Kane County Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Even after the wounds from a dog attack heal, the scars they leave behind can affect a person for the rest of their life. If you have suffered a dog bite, you deserve to receive financial compensation that addresses the cost of the treatment you receive, any disabilities you have experienced, and your physical and emotional pain and suffering. To learn more about how our attorneys can help you hold a negligent dog owner responsible for your injuries, contact Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices at 630-552-6860 for a free consultation.

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Contact an Illinois Dog Bite Attorney

If you have suffered a dog bite injury, our personal injury lawyers can help you determine the actual value of the damages you have suffered, and we will work to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at 630-552-6860 or fill out the form below to arrange a free consultation.

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