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12-Month-Old Hospitalized After Dog Bites Her Face

According to police in Middletown, New Jersey, a little girl was bitten on the face by a dog on March 8, and was hospitalized for her injuries. The dog bite was the second such attack to happen in just two days in Middletown; the first occurred on the afternoon of March 7, when a woman …

According to police in Middletown, New Jersey, a little girl was bitten on the face by a dog on March 8, and was hospitalized for her injuries. The dog bite was the second such attack to happen in just two days in Middletown; the first occurred on the afternoon of March 7, when a woman was bitten and taken to Riverside Medical Center for treatment. On February 16, another area dog bite was reported in Lakewood, New Jersey, when a pit bull/boxer mix attacked a 10-month-old girl, inflicting wounds so severe she was admitted to the hospital and listed in critical condition. If you or your child has suffered serious injuries in a dog bite accident in Oklahoma, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a liability claim against the dog owner, in order to pursue financial compensation for the resulting injuries and medical expenses.

Children Severely Injured in Dog Bite Accidents

Lt. Robert Stefanski reported that Middletown police were notified of the dog attack at about 7 p.m. on March 8, after a dog described as a husky bit the child on the first block of Lorraine Place. The 12-month-old girl was rushed by the Middletown First Aid Squad to the Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank for treatment. “The child has several puncture woulds to the face, which are nonlife-threatening,” said Bob Pfleger, spokesman for Middletown First Aid. In the Lakewood dog bite accident, the dog involved in the attack belonged to the aunt and uncle of the victim’s mother, all of whom lived in the home where the incident occurred. The infant had been playing on the floor and her mother had just fed the dog when the five-year-old pit bull/boxer mix bit the girl near her left ear, neck and the back of her head. Police believe the girl may have gotten too close to the dog while it was eating, said Lakewood Police Captain Paul Daly.

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While many people share the common assumption that dog bite accidents typically involve strangers (such as postal workers) who do not know the dog or the dog owner, this is not actually the case. In fact, according to statistics provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 60% of all dog attacks in the U.S. occur in the dog owner’s home, and roughly 77% of dog bite victims are family members or close friends of the owner. Even more alarming, children account for more than half of reported dog bite accidents where medical attention was sought, and the rate of dog bite injuries among children is highest for those between the ages of five and nine. If you have been injured in a serious dog attack in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, consult our reputable lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today for legal help.

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