A young Kentucky boy had his nose reattached this week after he was mauled in a pit bull attack. Ten-year-old Matthew Weaver was visiting a friend’s home and playing in the yard with two others and the dog, before he was attacked. The play made the dog rowdy, so the dog’s owner brought the children and the dog into the home. While sitting on the couch next to the dog, Matthew was staring at the animal, when the pit bull lunged at him, bit off his nose and swallowed it. Matthew suffered other small wounds, including a split lip and a small puncture wound on his forehead.
Matthew was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital for surgery, while the dog, which had no prior history of violence, was euthanized. Matthew’s nose was recovered from the dog’s stomach and doctors were able to reattach it. Matthew’s great uncle stated that the reattached nose “looks as good as you can possibly imagine after something like that.” Doctors anticipate that the reattachment surgery will be a success, but must wait a few days to be sure. Police stated that Matthew is handling the attack as best as possible and is recovering well at the Children’s Hospital.
Ky. boy recovering after pit bull bites off nose, www.palmbeachpost.com January 11, 2013
Dog bites can be emotionally traumatic and can cause serious injuries. At just ten years old, Matthew will have to deal with the physical and emotional scars of this ordeal for years to come. Dog bites are not only emotionally traumatizing, dog bites can also transmit infectious diseases, such as rabies. Dog bites can tear ligaments or can cause falls that can lead to broken bones. Often, dog bite injuries require some form of corrective surgery, such as reattachment surgery, and can leave a victim with substantial scarring and disfigurement that can cause a lifetime of pain and suffering. If you or someone you know has been suffered injuries as a result of a dog bite, call the Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at the Friedland Law Group today! The Miami dog bite lawyers at the Friedland Law Group are prepared to fight to ensure that you or your loved one receives compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. As experienced trial attorneys, the dog bite lawyers at the Friedland Law Group have dedicated the past twenty years to helping dog bite injured victims recover the compensation they deserve! Call today (305) 661-2008 for your free consultation!
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