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Woman Bitten At Omaha Dog Park

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on December 22, 2015

Dog parks are a great place for dogs and their owners to socialize and get some exercise. Unfortunately, some dogs and their owners don’t play well with others.

This was illustrated at an Omaha dog park last month, when a stranger’s dog bit a woman. Instead of offering aid to the injured woman, the owner took his dog and fled. Police were called and the woman was taken to the hospital for nerve and bone damage. Animal control officers from the Nebraska Humane Society are searching for the dog and its owner. Read the rest »

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For National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Know What to Do If A Bite Occurs

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on May 12, 2014

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 19-25.  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), over 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites every year.  About 800,000 people require medical treatment for a dog bite.

Although dog bites are rarely fatal, they can cause severe injury and permanent scarring.  If someone you know is bitten by a dog this summer, here are some tips for responding effectively:

  • Calm the patient and check the wound.  If the bite looks severe, take the injured person to the local emergency room as soon as possible.  If you can’t tell how severe the bite is, it is wisest to go to the emergency room.  Mild bites should be examined by the injured person’s regular doctor immediately. Read the rest »

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