Hospitalizations From Dog Bites Up 86% in 15 Yrs.

Posted on: March 23rd, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

A Feb. 22, 2011 article from Health Day News reviewed the latest dog bite information published by the U. S. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. In 1993, there were 5,100 reported cases of hospital admissions from dog bite attacks. By 2008 that number had increased by 86% to 9,500!

In 2008, an average of 26 dog bite victims per day were admitted to U.S. hospitals. Approximately 866 people each day received medical care in hospitals for dog bite wounds. These numbers do not include those dog bite victims treated by pediatricians, family doctors or non-hospital emergency care centers.

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