Dog Bite Causes Amputation of Woman's Limbs, Risks Death

If you've ever been bitten by a dog, you know the intense fear that you may be feeling, wondering whether or not you'll need a rabies shot.  Well, that fear may seem like nothing compared to the bacteria that may be present in dogs' mouths.  

One Texas woman has been fighting for her life for roughly a month in the intensive care unit.  Apparently, a bite to the fingers has infected her with the usually harmless 

capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria that is found in an estimated 1/3 of cats and dogs.  

Following the incident, the woman developed nausea and chills, which got worse to the point that she needed to be rushed to the hospital.  Her infection has caused her great pain and suffering, including amputation of her fingers and both legs.  This unusual bacteria infected her body and caused her vital organs to start shutting down.

The Risk Dog Bites Pose to You

When people think of dog bites, often you don't realize the extreme danger you could face.  Your injuries could be a lot more severe than just a bruise or broken skin.  Your injuries could require extreme care as this poor infected Texas woman found out.  Dog bites can cause severe injury which includes:

  • scarring
  • infections, including potentially deadly infections
  • biting off appendages
  • fractures, broken bones
  • death
Dog bites can be serious business.  This is why the law is so clear about an owner's liability when that dog bites others.  If you have suffered a dog bite, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  You do not have to suffer. Call a skilled personal injury attorney today.