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$305,000 16-year-old Female Attacked By Dog Few Days Before Christmas

The dog attacked the young female and bit her upper lip. The bite caused a 1.5 x 1.5 cm tissue avulsion to the upper lip.

She was treated with a free graft transfer at the site of the missing tissue. The wound was cleaned and sutured closed. A couple of weeks later, she had her sutures removed with some debridement. In order to minimize granulation tissue and scarring, the young girl received a steroid injection. A couple of months following the injection, the specialist noted an exophytic tissue at the most media aspect of the wound and a minimal whistler deformity. She was recommended surgery to correct the scar deformity of the upper lip. The specialist rearranged the transferred soft tissue of the upper lip and performed a scar revision. Following the procedure, the young girl continued to have an upper lip deformity and was advised that she would have to undergo two additional procedures. The procedures included a tissue expander assisted scar revision with local advancement flap reconstruction and V-Y advancement of the oral labial mucosa. Following the multiple procedures and the surgeries pending, client received a $305,000 settlement.

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As a native of Fresno, Darryl B. Freedman is committed to California's Central San Joaquin Valley. He works to improve lives in our community by practicing law in the community he loves. Raised in the San Joaquin Valley, Mr. Freedman attended Fresno High School and went on to earn his bachelors degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fresno.