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Bites that Bite Again: Part One, Dog Bites

 

Dog bites are big business. A web search reveals boatloads of websites devoted to providing potential plaintiffs with fodder on how to sue the owner of the dog that bit them.

 

One site, www.dogbitelaw.com, tells of a case in which a woman was treated for a dog bite to the hand and later diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury which was missed during the initial treatment. The site “educates” victims that dog owners might try to convince the jury that the treating physician was responsible for scarring and as a result the victim would receive only a portion of the compensation from the owner – the message...see if you can sue the treating physician too!

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THE EPIX DIFFERENCE

Patrick Kelly"Since becoming insured with EPIX in 2008 our group has benefited from a partnership that provides us with much more than malpractice insurance. As emergency physicians with a primary focus on patient safety our group appreciates the value of EPIX's risk management program on a daily basis." Read More

Patrick Kelly, MD, FACEP
Roper Emergency Physicians
Charleston, SC