The Texas dog bite attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers explain that the risk of infectious disease is a threat that should be considered after any dog bite. One of the most harmful diseases that can be contracted through a dog bite is rabies—a virus that attacks the central nervous system and can result in death.
One Texas man is currently undergoing rabies treatment after he was bit by a dog while walking in his Abilene, Texas, neighborhood. He says more needs to be done to protect the public from the disease.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, the victim encountered his neighbor’s dog in the street. The dog attacked and bit the man, leaving him with two wounds on his leg.
The victim says he’s concerned about his health because there was confusion regarding what action should be taken after the attack. According to KTAB News, Texas law requires a canine to undergo a 10-day observation period to ensure it is not ill in the wake of an attack. However, the dog involved in this case wasn’t immediately taken into animal control custody after the incident. Furthermore, the victim says he’s unsure if the correct animal was surrendered to animal control.
The victim also never received any of the dog’s health records, so he must now undergo a series of costly and painful anti-rabies vaccinations. If you or someone you love is bitten by a dog, seeking immediate medical treatment can help prevent serious—or even life-threatening—illness and injury.