Last may 19th2011 I was attacked by a pitbull dog. He bit my hand and wrist and the nurse even stated had I been a few mintues later to the hospital i would have bled out. He was 1/4mm off my main artery in my wrist. However my mom who is a nurse requested they do an extra of my hand where he bit because she was afraid of broken bones. Needless to say no xray. I then went to another hospital in August in a different state only to find out my hand was indeed broken and I required extensive physical therapy and was out of work. I have the doctors papers from Vermont. Can I sue the hospital in NY for not doing an xray?
The most common animal attacks are dog bites and other injuries caused by dogs. The owner is often held liable, although states vary regarding responsibility.