What to Do if You or Your Child Suffer a Dog Bite Infection in Rhode Island 

Facing a dog bite infection can be overwhelming, but taking immediate steps can significantly mitigate the risks and ensure a faster recovery. Accordingly, we encourage you to:

Clean the Wound

Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment, and cover the wound with a clean bandage.

Seek Medical Attention

Regardless of the severity of the bite, consult a health care professional to assess the risk of infection and determine if additional treatment is needed.

Document the Incident

Keep records of the incident, including any photos of the dog or information about the dog or dog's owner. Additionally, it's essential to keep photos of the bite and receipts or documents related to any medical treatments received. 

Report the Dog Bite

If the dog bite occurred in Rhode Island, report the incident to local animal control or law enforcement.

Consult a Dog Bite Lawyer

If the infection results in medical expenses, pain, and suffering, consult an experienced Rhode Island dog bite attorney to learn about Rhode Island dog bite laws, explore your legal options, and protect your rights.

Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.