Injuries from Cats
When people hear about dangerous animal attacks, the mental pictures that come to mind tend to involve snarling dogs or frightening exotic animals. Few people think of ordinary housecats as potentially dangerous creatures. In fact, this is not an entirely accurate perception. While cats may be less likely to attack strangers than dogs by virtue of typically staying indoors, they can pose a real threat.
If you have suffered from serious complications following a cat bite or scratch, you could be able to hold the feline’s owner responsible in a civil court. The Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. would be proud to explain your options and fight on your behalf. Call our offices at 877-327-2600.
Cat Bites and Scratches
Most people have been bitten or scratched by a cat at some point, and many did not go on to suffer any serious health problems. This is because cat-inflicted injuries are relatively small, especially when compared to the major lacerations that a dog’s bite can inflict. However, while cat’s teeth and claws may cause as much tissue damage as dog attacks, they can be dangerous in other ways.
The primary risk of a cat-inflicted injury is the potential for infection. In fact, cat attacks are more likely to lead to infections than dog attacks, due to the sharpness and length of their teeth and claws. These features can result in bacteria being injected through several layers of skin, while leaving a small puncture wound that is difficult to clean.
Any cat injury needs to be cleaned immediately and monitored closely for signs of infection, particularly those on the hands and face. If you have suffered medical complications like serious infection after a cat bite or scratch, our Iowa cat bite lawyers can help you seek compensation for your related losses.
All pet owners have a responsibility to supervise their pets and protect their human friends and neighbors. To learn more about winning compensation from negligent pet owners, contact the Iowa cat bite lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600.