Chicago Dog Attack Leads To Death Of Woman In South Deering Neighborhood

Whenever a Chicago dog attack occurs, there is the possibility of significant harm.  As seen in various incidents covered by the media, as well as the Illinois dog attacks discussed on this site, dogs that attack people can lead to many types of serious injuries.  While some incidents result in a single dog bite, other attacks cause far greater injuries.   Of note, many of these vicious dog attacks happen without the person attacked provoking the dog.

In addition, there have been a significant number of dog attacks that have led to fatalities.

For serious dog attacks in which injuries are not fatal, extensive injuries can occur.  In many of these vicious dog attacks, disfigurement – including scarring – has occurred.

Medical bills and other costs resulting from these attacks can be substantial.  Given these injuries and the accompanying costs and hardships that result from such attacks, victims of serious dog attacks often have a significant need for injury compensation.

There was a fatal Chicago dog attack Saturday (August 4, 2018) in Chicago’s South Deering neighborhood (Chicago’s Far South Side).

According to Chicago Police, this fatal Chicago dog attack happened at approximately 2:30 p.m., in the 10100 block of South Calhoun.  At that time, a 57-year-old woman was mauled by a large pit bull.  The woman’s injuries included dog bites to her neck and throughout her body.

The woman, identified as Karen Brown, 57, was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The pit bull was shot dead by Chicago Police after the dog charged at the officers.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 4, 2018 Chicago Tribune article titled “Pit bull mauls woman to death on Far South Side, is killed by police” as well as the August 4, 2018 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “South Side Woman Killed By Pit Bull.”


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

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

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