We have previously discussed cases that involve animals biting humans. Not too long ago, we discussed the case of the man in Lowe's who was bitten in the face by a snake. We have also discussed dog bites and cat bites. Our Wisconsin readers probably know that animal bites can be very serious. One issue that is possible with animal bites is infection. Knowing about what leads to animal bite infections might interest our readers.
With the holiday season upon us, many people might be heading out to go visit other homes. Some of those homes might have dogs. While most people say their dogs are nice and friendly, there is always the possibility that the dog might lash out. With that in mind, we want to remind our Wisconsin readers about some basic dog bite facts.
In a few of our blog posts, we have covered the subject of animal bite injuries. When a person gets injured by an animal, there are usually medical expenses associated with the cost of treating the animal bite. Even in the case of other animal attacks, such as cat scratches, there are costs of treating the injury. That brings up the question about who is responsible for paying for those costs when the attack is done by a pet.
When most people think of injuries caused by animal bites, they automatically think of dog bites. While it is true that dog bites are serious incidents, they aren't the only animals that can bite a person and cause injury. Regardless of the type of animal that bit you, it is important for you to know that you do have the right to seek compensation from the animal's owner so that you aren't the person who is stuck paying the financial cost of the bite.
Wisconsin residents must know that local laws have put quarantine requirements on animals who bite people. This goes for both cats and dogs. An understanding of how these laws work and how the quarantine must be carried out can help residents know what to do after an animal bite. Furthermore, knowing the local dog bite laws can help those who have been bitten know what rights they have, especially if the laws were not being followed at the time of the animal attack.
The last thing that some people want to worry about when they are going to a park with their family members is whether or not there will be dogs there. The threat of dog bites, dog poop and other dog-related incidents is enough to make some people cringe. In Madison, Wisconsin, people who aren't fans of dogs in public parks might soon have to deal with having them there anyway.
The third full week of May is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. In some places, it is known as National Dog Bite Awareness Week. Regardless of what your area calls it, the week is an important effort to remind people that dogs do bite, even if the owner thinks the dog is nice.
When most people think of animal bites, they think of dog bites. A recent study by the Mayo Clinic might change that thinking a little. The study says that a hospital stay might result from a cat bite on the hand. According to the study, one out of three people who got treatment for a cat bite on the hand were hospitalized.
The owner of a female pit bull was issued a quarantine order after the dog attacked a 7-year-old boy in Racine. According to police, the dog was found to be both unvaccinated and unlicensed. As a result of the attack, the young victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. There have been no reports as to whether the boy's family plans to file a personal injury claim against the dog owner.
A recent Wisconsin case decided by the District II Court of Appeals held that a person can be found strictly liable for a dog bite, even when they don't live with the animal. This decision is in line with a prior case from the state Supreme Court.