BIT BY A DOG?
Take These 3 Steps for a Smoother Recovery
GET PLASTIC SURGERY AT THE TIME OF INITIAL TREATMENT When you are bit by a dog, you should go to the emergency room where you will have the option of asking for a plastic surgeon to stitch your wounds instead of the doctor on call, who generally handles the stitching. A plastic surgeon can take care of both the medical and cosmetic work all in one place, saving you time, money, and aggravation. This is especially advisable if the wound is in a very visible spot. An expert plastic surgeon can ensure the bite leaves as little a lasting impact as possible. CONSULT A LAWYER EARLY As with most personal injury cases, sooner is better than later when it comes to pursuing damages for a dog bite. Vital evidence and key witnesses may be impossible to obtain and track
We love dogs here at our firm, and many of us are proud owners ourselves. But sometimes a mixture of unfortunate circumstances leads a canine to lash out, often causing serious harm. Renee’s own son was hurt by a dog in this way, requiring facial plastic surgery at just 4 years old. Drawing on this experience, we wanted to share what you should do in the event of a dog bite. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION Even if a bite seems “minor,” it should be properly cleaned and dressed. Infection is very common with these sorts of puncture wounds, sometimes even occurring despite proper treatment. To give yourself the best odds of avoiding any further complications, get the wound irrigated, cleaned, and stitched by a medical professional. You will likely be prescribed an antibiotic to prevent infection, which often occurs if left untreated.
down after an extended period of time, so bringing on a team of experts early can vastly improve the strength of your claim. At NordstrandBlack, we handle many dog bite cases a year and understand what it’s like to have a family member recover from such a vicious attack. For our knowledge and expertise, call us at 805-962-2022.
4 tbsp butter 4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp oregano
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1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 8 oz cooked linguine
1 tbsp minced garlic 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup parsley
1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. 3. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. 4. Stir in remaining butter and olive oil and cook until butter is melted. 5. Add cooked shrimp to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. 6. In a serving bowl, top cooked linguine with shrimp mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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