Dog attacks can result in vicious injuries including prominent scars. The
original medical care needed including an ambulance and emergency room
services may be covered by health insurance. Often though the future surgery
needed to correct the scars left behind will not be covered by health
insurance. The request to cover them will be denied because the will not
be medically necessary and will be considered cosmetic.
The future cost of cosmetic surgery related to a dog bite can be a significant
part of the overall damages. If the anticipated cost of the procedures
necessary to correct the scar damage is not included within the
statute of limitations for a dog bite, or included in the settlement, then the injured person will either have
to live with the scars or come out of pocket to pay for the expenses.
To help my clients recovery the money necessary for future procedures
related to any scars I recommend consultation with a cosmetic surgeon
to prepare a medical summary and cost estimate. This can be submitted
to the insurance company as part of the settlement demand package.
Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, accepts
dog bite cases throughout South Carolina. To discuss your case with our office contact us at