Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Ohio Dog Attack

As seen in the Illinois dog attacks category, dog attacks can be vicious and lead to extensive, life-threatening injuries.  Some lead to death.

Due to the severity of these attacks, those who do survive serious dog attacks can have substantial need for injury compensation.  Expenses, due to extensive medical bills and rehabilitation costs, can be very high.   As well, there may be a need for plastic surgery.  Other needs for compensation may also be presented, such as remuneration for lost wages and physical impairment.  A qualified personal injury lawyer can determine what compensation should be pursued.

An example of a fatal dog attack and the resulting wrongful death lawsuit is seen discussed in the August 15, 2015 New York Times article titled “Estate for Ohio Woman Mauled to Death by Dogs Drops Suit.”

The attack happened as a woman, Klonda Richey, 57, was fatally attacked on her driveway by two mixed mastiffs on Febrary 7, 2014.

Two excerpts from the article:

The estate of an Ohio woman fatally mauled by her neighbor’s dogs has dropped its wrongful death lawsuit as the two sides work on a settlement.

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Richey’s estate sued Nason and Custer last year. The suit claimed they negligently failed to control their mastiffs and failed to protect Richey from the “known and foreseen” risk of attack.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the New York Times article mentioned above, as well as the May 27, 2015 Dayton Daily News article titled “Couple in Klonda Richey fatal dog mauling case sentenced.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Pit Bull Attacks 9-Year-Old Girl

Dog attacks remain a significant national problem.  As discussed in various posts seen in the Illinois dog attacks category, dog attacks can be vicious and lead to extensive, life-threatening injuries, as well as death.  Due to the severity of these attacks, those who do survive serious dog attacks can have substantial need for injury compensation, due to extensive medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and likely needs for plastic surgery.  As well, emotional trauma can be high, especially if the dog attacks a child, which happens often.

There was a recent dog attack in Michigan in which a pit bull attacked a child, after which the girl was rushed to the hospital.  The incident in summarized in various media sources, including the August 8, 2015 Macomb Daily New article titled “Warren girl, 9, injured in a pit bull attack.”  Two excerpts from the article:

A pit bull attacked a 9-year-old Warren girl causing serious injuries to her face after getting out of a home on the city’s south side, police said Saturday.

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Her condition was not immediately available. Police said the injuries appeared to be serious, but she is expected to survive.

Additional details can be seen in the Macomb Daily News article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Dog Attack In Chicago’s Auburn Gresham Neighborhood

There was a fatal dog attack in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood at approximately 9:35 p.m. Monday, May 25, 2015.

According to Chicago Police, the dog mauling involved a dog attacking a 5-year-old boy in the 8900 block of South Carpenter Street.  The dog grabbed the boy by the throat, and there were efforts by neighbors to free the boy from the attack by beating the dog.

The boy was identified as James W. Nevils III, of Chicago.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was 5 years old.  He died after being taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

The dog was identified by separate media sources as a being a pit bull or Dogo Argentino.

The pit bull was killed by the neighbors.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 26, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with videos) titled “Grandfather of boy killed by dog: ‘Person responsible should be made to pay’” as well as the May 26 dnainfo.com article titled “Boy Killed by Dog in Auburn Gresham…

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

5-Year-Old Boy Mauled By Dog In Wood River, Illinois

A 5-year-old boy was mauled by the family dog on Wednesday (May 7, 2015) in Wood River, Illinois.

This dog attack happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on a house on Grand Avenue.    At that time, according to Wood River Police, the boy was in the back yard playing with the dog, a 120 lb. English Mastiff.  The mother heard the boy scream, and the mother found the boy on the ground, bleeding and unconscious.

The dog was put down by police upon their arrival.

The boy was flown to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which was said to include multiple injuries.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Illinois dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 6 fox2now.com article (with video) titled “5-year-old mauled by family dog” as well as the May 6 thetelegraph.com article titled “Child attacked by family dog” and the ksdk.com video titled “Family dog mauls 5-year-old son of officer.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Pit Bull Attack In Alsip, Illinois

Illinois dog attacks can cause substantial personal injury, and in some cases, fatalities, as seen in various dog attack posts on this site.

The May 6, 2015 Daily Southtown (Chicago Tribune) article titled “Pit bull could be euthanized after mauling Alsip boy” discusses a pit bull attack of a 10-year-old boy in Alsip on April 8.  The boy allegedly suffered substantial injuries resulting from the attack.

The boy, Matthew Dancho, was attacked by the pit bull as he opened the screen door of a friend’s house.

The pit bull then mauled him.

An excerpt concerning the injuries Matthew Dancho suffered during the dog attack:

Dancho’s son needed about 50 total staples and stitches after being bit on the head, Dancho said. He was hospitalized for three days, according to court records.

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Alsip Police asked Cook County Animal Control Administrator Donna Alexander to investigate Ryder’s case last month, court records show. On April 28, Alexander’s office determined that Ryder “did attack without justification and caused serious physical injury to the victim.”

Ryder also attacked “without provocation and without prior vocalization,” the filing alleges.

Additional details regarding this incident can be seen in the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the May 6 Oak Lawn Patch article titled “Pit Bull’s Fate Lies In Courts After Mauling Alsip Boy.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Girl Bitten By Pit Bull On Chicago’s Northwest Side

A 12-year-old girl was bitten by a pit bull Sunday (April 26) in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

The incident happened at approximately 6:10 p.m., when a pit bull began biting the arms of a 12-year-old girl in the 4900-block of North Troy.

The girl was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment of her injuries.

Chicago Police Officers who arrived on the scene shot and killed the pit bull.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this dog attack on Chicago’s Northwest Side can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 27, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police: Girl, 12, bitten by pit bull on Northwest Side” as well as the April 26 abc7chicago.com article titled “Officers fatally shoot pit bull who attacked girl, police say.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Pit Bull Attack In Chicago’s Lawndale Neighborhood

There was a dog attack in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood on March 31, 2015 involving a pit bull that attacked a man and a girl.

According to Chicago Police, the dog attack happened Tuesday evening at approximately 8:00 p.m.  The pit bull ran out from a yard in the 3900 block of West Fillmore and bit a man as well as a 15-year-old girl.

During the dog attack, the girl suffered an injury to her right arm, and the man was bit on his left hand.  Both required medical treatment for the dog bites.

Neither the pit bull nor its owner, both who ran from the scene, have been apprehended.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago dog attack can be seen in the April 1, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man, girl injured in pit bull attack in Lawndale” as well as the April 1, 2015 wgntv.com article titled “2 attacked by pit bull on Chicago’s West Side.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Chicago Area Dog Attack Injuries

Dog bites and other attacks in the Chicago area as well as throughout Illinois continues to be a significant problem.  As discussed on the “Illinois Dog Bites” page, on a national scale there are 4.5 million dog bites annually, with one in five causing injuries that require medical attention.  Some recent notable dog attacks in the Chicago area – including one fatal dog attack – are discussed in posts found under the “Illinois Dog Attacks” category.

The severity of injuries caused by dog attacks can be notable, especially when the victim is a child.  A recent lawsuit filed regarding an alleged Louisiana dog attack, involving a pit bull attacking a 4-year-old boy, is an example of a lawsuit that was filed in which the victim allegedly suffered multiple serious injuries, including lacerations to the boy’s skull.

The lawsuit and underlying dog attack is discussed in the Louisiana Record article of February 11, 2015 titled “Mother of four-year-old attacked by pit bull sues.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Dog Attack On Christmas Day

There was a fatal dog attack on Christmas Day that led to the death of the dog’s owner.

The attack happened at a house in Portage, Indiana.  Authorities were called to the house at approximately 8:14 p.m., responding to a report of a man, Edward L. Cahill, 40, of Portage, found unresponsive after an apparent dog attack.  He had dog bites to his face and arms.

An excerpt from the December 26, 2014 NBC Chicago article titled “Indiana Man Mauled to Death by Pet Dog on Christmas“:

When police arrived, they found Cahill dead on the floor covered in blood and with multiple lacerations on his face and arms, according to the report. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris pronounced Cahill dead at the scene and ruled his death a dog mauling.

It was determined that a pet pit bull, which was reportedly aggressive in the past, was responsible for the attack.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the nwitimes.com article of December 26 titled “Portage man dies from dog attack on Christmas.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Law Group’s clients because if an attractive settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive courtroom verdicts.

Many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Pit Bull Attack In Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood

There was a dog attack Tuesday afternoon (December 23, 2014) in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood on the South Side.

The attack happened after a pit bull escaped its owner’s home, ran down the street and attacked a 10-year-old boy.

The boy, Devon Williams, was attacked on his own porch.

Devon’s mother came to his assistance, but the pit bull also attacked her.

An excerpt from the December 23, 2014 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “10-Year-Old Boy, Mother Attacked By Pit Bull In Roseland“:

Devon was bitten in the back, with a wound deep enough to require stitches. His mom’s arm was ripped apart and required surgery.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the CBS Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the December 23 abc7chicago.com article titled “Dog attacks pregnant woman, 9-year-old son in Roseland near 113th, Yale.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.