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3 types of nerve damage from a dog bite injury.

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2014 | Wrongful Death |

There are three types of nerve damage that can result from dog bite. We understand that a dog bite can be a painful and traumatic experience. The event can result with the victim feeling depressed and anxious. The personal injuries can result in long-term complications as well. Dog bites in Texas are very common. We too often hear about dog bites involving pit bulls.  We believe that there are about five million individuals who are bitten by a dog each year. What percentage is bitten by pit bulls? We would like to know. Over 350,000 of dog bite victims require the attention of a medical professional.

Nerve damage may result from a dog bite. Nerve damage is common due to the combination of a dog’s strong jaws and sharp, long teeth that can penetrate deep into the victim. Sometimes a dog attack can lead to the death of an adult or a child. This may result in a wrongful death case. 

Texas doctors can better elaborate on the descriptions of nerve damage. However, generally, here are three forms of nerve damage that can result from a dog bite: Neurapraxia is a type of nerve damage that is the least serious of the three. A doctor may usually expect a full recovery. Neurapraxia can cause temporary loss of function for a few hours to a few months.
 Axonotmesis is another type. Axonotmesis occurs when the damaged nerve is stretched. It may result in paralysis. In these cases, physicians may expect the victim to recover from this form of nerve damage, but it may take weeks to years for a full recovery.
 Neurotmesis is the third type. This is the most severe form of nerve damage that a dog bite victim may experience. An experienced doctor may comment that the injured person will most likely suffer permanent damage, although it may be possible to accomplish partial recovery.

                                                    – Article by Richard Weaver, a Texas lawyer


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