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Helping Your Child Cope after a Dog Bite

Dog bites can be traumatic for victims of all ages. Unfortunately out of the 4.5 million Americans* that suffer dog bites about half of them are small children. The trauma from a dog bite can cause children to lose their sense of security and to become quiet and withdrawn. It is not unusual for victims to develop post-traumatic stress disorder for months after the attack. Indicators of post-traumatic stress include:

· Flashbacks or Nightmares

· Insomnia

· Anxiety or Depression

· Ant-Social Behavior

· Problems at school

· Poor Concentration

Recognizing these signs can assist in getting your child the proper counseling they need after a dog bite. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite; contact Martin Law Offices today to set up a free consultation.

*Published by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention