In 2011, Dr. Phil's dog bit a visitor (Janet Harris). Harris was visiting Dr. Phil's family home when the incident occurred. Following the incident, Dr. Phil and his wife convinced Harris not to seek medical attention. This decision resulted in Harris experiencing a serious infection, causing hand tremors and loss of use of the bitten hand. Given that Harris was a skin-care professional, and required use of her hands to practice her profession, she filed a personal injury claim. She sought $7 million dollars in damages for her emotional distress, loss of income (past and future), medical care, etc...In 2013 the case settled, for an undisclosed amount, outside of court.
If you are bitten or attacked the Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the following:
See a healthcare provider immediately
A seemingly inconsequential dog bite can have long-term impacts on the life of the bitten. As a knowledgeable Kansas dog bite lawyer, Attorney T. Morton would advise you to seek medical attention if you are bitten by a dog, or any animal. You may determine, following being bitten, that you need Attorney T. Morton to seek compensation for yours, or your loved one's, injury. Don't hesitate to call for your free consultation 913-602-7288 or complete this FORM.
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