New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
A teenager and three women suffered injuries after they were allegedly bitten by two pit bulls in separate attacks within half an hour in Long Island. According to a Feb. 14 NBC New York report, the first attack occurred near Parkside and Cedar roads when a 16-year-old boy was bitten. Ten minutes later, a 54-year-old woman was bitten on the left arm followed by a 24-year-old woman who suffered bite injuries on her left leg and right arm, the report states.
Minutes later, it is alleged that a 29-year-old woman was attacked by the dogs and suffered injuries to her face, shoulder and both arms, according to the NBC article. Hempstead's Animal Care and Control officials are conducting a grid search for the dogs by driving around and knocking on doors, the report states. So far the dogs or their owner or owners have not been located, according to the article.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. The same report also states and one in five of those who are bitten by dogs each year, a total of 885,000, require medical attention for dog bite-related injuries. In 2006, more than 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs.
Dog bites can result in serious injuries, not to mention significant medical expenses, said New York personal injury lawyer, Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "Dog bite victims suffer puncture wounds, broken bones, nerve injuries and disfigurement. For some it may take repeat surgeries to fix scars and others may suffer infections and the possibility of limb amputations."
Dog attack victims have legal rights, Wilhelm said. "In cases involving negligent dog owners, injured victims can seek compensation for the significant losses they have sustained. Dog owners have a responsibility to keep their pets restrained."
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