Dog Bite Can Result in PTSD
Many scientific studies have shown that emotional issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder are common in children and adults following a dog bite attack. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that around 4.7 million people suffer bites from dogs each year. Of that number, 800,000 require medical treatment for their injuries. Statistically, it means that out of every 69 people, one will be attacked and bitten by a dog each year. A dog attack can result in serious injuries, and many people are left with scars or are disfigured as a result. Although the visible damage is readily apparent, the emotional harm may be long-lasting and incapacitating in some, which can continue for months or even years.