Maringouin, LA asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Immigration Law for Louisiana

Q: Can I sue if I was bit by a dog where I was working in exchange for room and board? The injury later caused an absess

The absess was staph and another worker had staph there. I was hospitalized for a week and was bed ridden for 6 weeks. In addition I am also an undocumented immigrant from Canada. I moved to the USA on a 3 year work visa and overstayed 10 years ago. I've resided In USA for 13 years. I lost my paper route job where I earned 10 a day for 3 5 hours work. The incident occurred November 23rd, 2020.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: I think you mean that you were bitten 23 Nov 2019, not 2020. Did you have pasturella or staph? Go get a certified copy of your medical records and bill and hire a personal injury lawyer no later than 23 Oct 2020.

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