Your child will undergo both physical and emotional pain when she has a facial scar caused by a dog bite. Here’s how you can help.

Scarred for Life: Helping Your Child After a Dog Bite


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4/26/2015
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Your daughter was riding her bike in your neighborhood in High Point when a dog attacked her. He knocked her off her bike and bit her on the face. She underwent treatment at Seattle’s Children Hospital, where numerous stitches were used to close up the wound. Although it’s still early, you’re not sure of the physical or emotional scars the dog bite will leave behind.

Understand How a Dog Bite Scar Can Affect Her

Unfortunately, a dog bite scar on the face is difficult for anyone to deal with, particularly a child. As her parent, you want to help her realize that she is beautiful no matter what, but you may not know how. Understanding and preparing for what to do now can help her with the troubles she may face in the future. She may struggle with the following:

  • The physical trauma. Being attacked by a dog is traumatic enough, but having to deal with a permanent scar on the face makes it even harder. Unlike scars in other areas, facial scars aren’t easily hidden and are often the first thing people notice.
  • The pain. The injury will be quite painful, even as it heals. Treatment may involve many stitches to close the wound followed by plastic surgery to reconstruct any tissue damage.
  • The emotional difficulties. Looking in the mirror and seeing a dog bite scar is difficult for anyone, but especially a young person. She may suffer from low self-esteem or other image insecurities because of the injury, which could negatively affect her qualify of life.

Learn How We Can Help You

Although we can’t take away the scar completely, we may be able to help you get the satisfaction of holding the dog owner responsible for his negligence. The Andrew Kim Law Firm may be able to recover the fees for your child’s current and future medical bills because of the injury.  Contact us today to learn how we may be able to help. Don’t forget to click on our testimonials page to hear reviews from our clients.



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