Dog Bite Injuries
Dogs can make great pets. But dogs can also bite people and cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even death. It has been estimated that nearly 4.7 million people in this country are bitten by dogs each year. Of those, nearly 350,000 require treatment in an emergency room. Thousands of others require in-patient care, with the average hospital stay being estimated at 3.6 days. In addition to these injuries, dog bite attacks also cause death. In 1997 and 1998, for example, 27 people died as a result of dog bite attacks in the United States.