Risk of PTSD in Children After a Dog Bite Injury

West Chester, Mason, and Cincinnati Ohio

Dog Bite Injury Lawyer​Dog attacks can cause severe physical pain and disfigurement. If your child is attacked by a dog, the dog bite can leave more than physical scars. One in ten children who have suffered moderate dog bites develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and one in four children who have suffered a severe dog bite attack develop PTSD.

With the onset of PTSD, your child may begin to exhibit abnormal behaviors or behaviors that are out of character for them, such as:

  • Fearing the dark
  • Fearing being left alone
  • Refusing to leave the house alone
  • Withdrawing from interactions with friends and family
  • Acting aggressively toward others
  • Losing interest in playing games or other activities they once enjoyed

If your child begins to exhibit symptoms such as these after a dog bite attack, you should seek professional help. Therapy may help your child recover from the trauma of their attack.

When your child has suffered injuries because of a dog bite, you may need legal help to pursue the compensation you need for recovery. Please contact the Law Office of Anthony D. Castelli using the form on the right side of the page or call 513-621-2345 today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your options for legal action. Mr. Castelli, with over 30 years of experience, serves clients in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio.