A dog bite can be an intense situation. Victims are often left emotionally damaged from the incident, and relive moments of fear and pain for years. In certain unfortunate situations pregnant woman get attacked by a dangerous or vicious dog. As a result the stress, pain and aggravation from the incident can cause the termination of the pregnancy or miscarriage. To make matters worse, insurance companies will often neglect or deny these types of claims. It is important to know your rights when dealing with a miscarriage after a dog bite attack. Additionally, bacterial agents such as prostaglandins can influence potential miscarriages.
Stress from Dog Bite Causing Miscarriage
Expecting mothers who experience a traumatic experience can suffer a miscarriage. When you are attacked by a vicious dog it can trigger certain stress levels. These stress levels can be toxic to the fetus. As a result, they can negatively impact the fetus and cause un-wanted injuries. Such injuries can include loss or termination of the fetus.
During the first few trimesters a fetus can be extremely susceptible to injury. A fetus can be harmed or damaged if sudden trauma occurs. In such cases you must seek immediate medical attention to avoid further complications.
Bacterial from Dog Bite Causing Miscarriage
In other cases the miscarriage is caused, not by the stress or trauma, but by infection. Dog’s and other animals carry specific infections, which can be transferred after a bite. These bites will transfer the infection to the expectant mother. In some cases, it can cause the loss or termination of the pregnancy. Dogs carry certain types of infections including, campylobacter infection, rabies, RMSF, ringworm, toxacariasis and toxoplasmosis.
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Additionally, subsequent infection can cause premature pregnancy or death. In such cases, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment for injuries sustained and work to prevent the subsequent spread and flow of the infection. It is also important to remember that drugs used to prevent the spread of infection can also cause pre-natal damage or miscarriage.
Insurance companies will use this as an excuse to avoid payment of damages and associate blame to the use of such products. However, this is not the case. As mentioned earlier it is important to discuss the claim with the an attorney in order to better understand your rights. If you suffered the loss of a fetus from a dog bite, you are entitled to recovery for damages.
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Speaking to Insurance Companies
A common mistake made by plaintiffs is speaking with insurance companies. Make sure you don’t make this mistake. Most conversations with insurance companies will be recorded. These recorded conversations will be used to deny your claim. Claim denial will be based on a number of different factors, regardless of fault. Remember, insurance companies make money when they deny your claim. Just like any corporation the most important thing is the bottom line. So to increase profits insurance companies will either flat out deny your claim or give you a low ball offer. The last thing you want to do is allow them the advantage of taking a recorded statement. Make sure you refuse to give such statements until you speak with your lawyer.
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