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Infected Dog Bite Results in $100,000 Settlement

Infected Dog Bite Results in $100,000 Settlement

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 1-Aug-2012

A Fresno woman was bitten by her neighbor’s dog. The bite was minor, but she still saw her family doctor to have it checked. He reassured her that the bite was minor and was not infected. He told her to take some prescribed antibiotics if the bite became infected. The woman saw no signs of infection for a few days until several hours before she admitted herself to the emergency room for a fever. By then, filling her prescriptions and taking the antibiotics was already too late. The emergency room doctors told her she had developed a serious infection and started her on an IV of antibiotics. She remained in the hospital for several days until the life-threatening infection went away. This woman was later told by her neighbor and his insurance company that she was to blame for her own infection. Distraught, she hired The Dunnion Law Firm, who immediately went to bat for her against the insurance company. Dunnion sought medical advice and expert opinion on the medical causation issues raised by the other side. Never backing down and fighting hard against the company’s rejection of fault against their insured dog-owner, The Dunnion Law Firm was able to obtain over $100,000 in settlement monies for its client. This woman now has more than enough money to make a down payment on another house, far away from the negligent dog-owner. She can live safely somewhere else with the help of her attorney. The Dunnion Law Firm will never back down or give up fighting for their clients.