Staten Island Dog Bite Law: Dog Bites Can Leave Kids with Emotional Disorders
Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Dog bites can be scary no matter how old or how young you are but recent studies have shown that being bit by a dog usually has a longer lasting effect on children than it does an adult. According to the study children, especially young children, have a high chance of developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
When a child is bit by a dog it is now becoming apparent that the child needs not only physical care but also emotional care. Standard procedure at a good hospital should be treating the wounds by cleaning them out, administering antibiotics and closing up the wound. It is also suggested that the child's emotional needs be addressed at the hospital and then again at a check-up three months or so later.
It is important if your child was bitten by a dog to address physical and emotional problems that may arise because often a traumatic experience such as a child getting bit by a dog can cause night terrors and abnormal fears in everyday life.
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