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Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/25/2008 3:07 AM  |  Flag  
Less than 15,000 claims paid out per year...Seems rather low. Gotta wonder how many dogs out there have no insurance coverage?...

Anonymous blue'smom  |  8/25/2008 2:30 PM  |  Flag  
Most of them.

Anonymous Trigger  |  8/25/2008 3:00 PM  |  Flag  
In 2001, the CDC reports that about 370,000 people were treated in US emergency rooms for dog bite injuries. Of this, over 6,000 required hospitalization (average stay nearly 3 days). This is data from 7 years ago. One might assume that up to 400,000 receive emergency care treatment for these bites today. So basically, 385,000 dog bite victims annually pay the medical costs themselves...96% of incidents, at least, are not paid through homeowners insurance claims.

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