What happens if a dog bite results in an infection?

If a dog bit you, it may result in an infection. Symptoms of an infection may include redness, swelling, fever, or discharge from the wound site. After any dog bite, it’s important to get immediate medical care, as a proper diagnosis and treatment plan are necessary to prevent further illness and, in some cases, death. Dog bite infections

Types of Dog Bite Infections

An infection may develop because the dog bite broke your skin and exposed you to bacteria. Some specific infections caused by a dog bite include:

  • Staph
  • Strep
  • Capnocytophaga
  • Pasteurellosis
  • Cellulitis
  • Rabies

Consult a Northern Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer

If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s dog, you may be entitled to financial damages for all of the injuries you’ve suffered. Our Fairfax dog bite lawyers will work hard to help you recover for all of your past, current, and future expenses related to your injuries, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Hospitalizations
  • Surgeries
  • Doctor appointments
  • Medications
  • Rehabilitation therapies
  • Lost income
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering

Together, the attorneys of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC have more than 100 years of legal experience. We apply this experience and our passion for justice to every client we represent. To find out more about your rights and potential recovery, please contact our Fairfax dog bite law firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation.