At Buckfire and Buckfire, you will find many dedicated dog bite lawyers, who represent victims of dog bite and attacks throughout the state of Michigan. Dog: man’s best friend, or extremely dangerous? Dogs can be the most loyal animal, but also a very harmful one. In a split second, you could become a victim of a dog bite. In fact, nearly 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S. Of those 5 million, 44,000 people are suffering from a facial injury that will require plastic surgery.
Dog bites can result in wounds and/ or painful scars that will require plastic surgery. In fact, any bite that has punctured the skin deep enough to cause blood, will result in a disfiguring scar. The central target area for the face includes the lips, nose, and cheeks. If you receive a dog bite to the head and neck, you will receive special consideration due to: cosmetic issues and the complexity of tissue, muscle and bone structure in these areas. A scar is inevitable once the bite occurs. Some small scars may fade away; other scars may be as serious as reconstructive surgery.
The severity of the scar all depends on the severity of the injury. Repairing a wound, may consist of closure, removal of damaged tissue and reconstructive surgery. These procedures may include repairing underlying nerve and bone injuries, or sometimes replacing severed tissue by grafting or reattaching tissue with microsurgical repair of tiny blood vessels Such scars that require reconstruction surgery may need multiple operations over a period of years. Other techniques that are commonly used are: Dermabrasion, which is sanding of the skin, pressure scar modification and camouflage make – up.
While any dog can bite, the top biting breeds include (puppies are more likely to injure than an adult dog):
- Pit Bulls
- German Shepherds
- Doberman Pinschers
- Chow Chows
According to, Plasticsurgery4u.com, almost $165 million is spent treating dog bites in the U.S. each year. Dog bites are becoming more common, 17 fatal attacks occur a year. If you are a victim of a dog bite and require plastic surgery for your scars and/ or wounds, seek the best possible legal representation! For more information about dog bite cases in Michigan call Buckfire and Buckfire, at (800) 606-1717. It is important that you go after the responsible parties, the dog’s owner and the insurance company for the dog owner, for the cost of the medical procedures.