My dog bit a 5-year-old child on the lower right buttock. It left a 2cm laceration that only required prophylactic antibiotics. The child was out playing on a ride-on toy 4 hours later. Unhappy with a settlement offer from the insurance company, the family engaged an attorney. They now claim that the child was house bound for 5 months and has a fear of dogs. This family clearly thinks they've hit the jackpot.Thank you for your responses. I doubt the family timely sought mental health services since they have not submitted bills of that nature to date. I'm sure I have neighbors that could testify to the child playing outside and with other dogs. He and his younger brother are notorious.
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