Social Effects of a Disfiguring Injury

Without intending it, people may cause a disfigured dog bite victim to feel humiliated and discriminated against. An unmarried person may have trouble getting dates. Consider these shameful, true stories from the actual case files of attorney Kenneth Phillips:

  • A prominent scientist had an ugly scar on her wrist from a dog’s teeth; she repeatedly was asked whether she had tried to slit her wrists.
  • An attractive lady was bit in the face and the end of her nose was ripped away; she reported that men were less attracted to her, even after reconstructive surgeries.

In our society, good-looking people have more friends, get more invitations and are treated better than those who are disfigured. Disfigured victims are unjustly required to endure stares, painful questions and social discrimination.