Denver, CO Find A Dog Bite Lawyer

A young Washington boy has had his nose rebuilt following a vicious dog attack, according to King 5 News.

Injuries are an unfortunate part of growing up for many children, but the devastating attack by a stray dog on a 9-year-old Western Washington boy caused damage so extensive that it had to be repaired by an entire specialist team at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

At the time of the attack, the young boy was dropping off food for a party with his sister when a dog that neither of them recognized appeared in the parking lot. The animal lunged for the boy’s face, causing extensive damage. The two siblings returned home, where his sister told their mother, Tina Beck, that Tristan had just been bitten by a dog. At first, Tina thought it was perhaps a minor injury to the boy’s finger or leg, but when she saw her son’s face, she was shocked and called 911. The dog had taken part of the boy’s cheek and his nose.

The Craniofacial Team was called in to help Tristan when he arrived at the Seattle hospital with his family. According to doctors there, they were shocked when they attempted to look for tissue on Tristan’s face and found that the tissue was missing, in addition to his nose and part of his cheek being gone. The team of doctors then had to create something from scratch to rebuild the boy’s face. Tristan’s new nose needed to look proper and also function correctly so he could breathe.

To accomplish this feat, doctors had to plan procedures and perform them in stages over the last 12 months. Luckily, it has been a success, and Tristan is no longer afraid to show his face; before the final procedures, the young boy was uncomfortable showing his face and tried to hide it.

Surprisingly, Tristan is not afraid of the family’s two dogs, Cody and Carmel, whom he plays with regularly. Since psychological wounds tend to be harder to heal than physical ones, especially in young children, it’s a strong sign that Tristan is heading on the right road to a full recovery.

Meanwhile, in Springfield, Ohio, a 6-year-old boy was attacked by a dog and needed 200 stitches in his face and plastic surgery, nearly losing his eye. His attacker was a neighborhood pit bull who had somehow gotten into a relative’s home late at night while the boy’s parents were asleep at home. The dog has since been euthanized after being determined to have been a dangerous dog that should not be around people because of the danger it posed.

A dog can cause an incredible amount of damage in a very short attack, as was seen in the case of Tristan Beck. If you have been left with injuries, pain, suffering and/or financial losses because of a dog attack, you have rights and may be entitled to compensation. You may need a Denver, CO find a dog bite lawyer to talk about your case to protect your rights and your interests.

Contact Richard J. Banta, P.C. for their insight into personal injury claims and dog bite accidents.