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Understanding symptoms of PTSD caused by dog bites

Posted on November 12, 2014 9:23 am under Animal attack

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a behavioral condition triggered by a traumatic event, such as an animal attack. After an animal attack, the victim might experience feelings of terror for several days up to a few weeks. This is normal, and the person might be able to adjust after some time and through proper self-care. For some individuals, however, it can be different. The terror brought about by the harrowing dog bite experience may result in PTSD, keeping them wary, anxious, and afraid for longer periods that may even last for several years.

A victim of animal aggression might be suffering from PTSD if for over a longer period of time after the attack he or she still experiences any of these:

  • Excessive, irrational fear
  • Recurrent memories of the traumatic event
  • Sensitivity to sounds, light, dog bark
  • Outbursts of rage
  • Trouble sleeping and concentrating

If you or someone you love has suffered from PTSD after an animal attack, a Milwaukee-based dog bite lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is willing to assess if your situation qualifies you for a claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and tell us more about your situation.