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Tetanus and dog bites

Posted on November 11, 2014 2:47 pm under Dog Bites

Some people may not realize that their negligence in looking after their dog poses a safety threat among neighbors. Because a domestic animal’s behavior is the responsibility of its owner, a person bitten or attacked by a dog should consider filing a legal claim to seek financial compensation, especially when an animal bite causes complications that can be physically dangerous and medically costly, such as tetanus.

Tetanus is caused by a type of bacteria called Clostridium tetani, which is oftentimes present in dirt and animal feces. Deep wounds caused by a dog’s pointed teeth and sharp claws might be contaminated with Clostridium tetani and cause tetanus. When left untreated, individuals with tetanus may suffer from severe spasms that could break bones and may even lead to death.

If you have been hurt in an animal attack in Appleton, learn your rights to possibly file a lawsuit against the negligent owner by speaking with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.