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Hospitals see rises in dog bites, animal attacks

Statistics show that hospitals have seen significant increases in dog bite and animal attack patients.  For example, a report by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality states that in 16 years, the number of victims of animal attacks admitted to hospitals in the U.S. has nearly increased twofold.  Currently, about 4.5 million people in the United States are injured in an animal attack or from a dog bite every year.

The most common problems related to dog bites and animal attacks are skin/tissue infections.  Also, more than half of patients require a procedure or surgery, such as dead tissue removal.  Hospital data shows that the average medical bill from a hospital stay after an animal attack is $18,200.

To discuss the steps to take after being injured in an animal attack, contact the Champaign personal injury attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today.

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