Illinois Dog Attacks That Have Led To Fatal Injuries

Illinois dog attacks have been featured on this site due to the serious injuries that such attacks can cause. Occasionally these Illinois dog attacks have resulted in fatal injuries.

On Thursday (December 17, 2020) evening there was a fatal pit bull attack in Joliet.

This fatal incident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the December 18. 2020 Joliet Patch article titled “Pit Bull Mauls Man To Death On Joliet’s Arthur Avenue.”

An excerpt from the article:

A 46-year-old man died at Silver Cross Hospital following a vicious pit bull attack at a Joliet house in the 1200 block of Arthur Avenue. At 6:27 p.m., a Joliet Fire Station 4 ambulance crew rushed to a house on Arthur Avenue for a dog bite incident, fire Chief Greg Blaskey said.

The man, identified Friday as Erick J. Quinn of Joliet, was found on the floor with no pulse. He was not breathing, and a Joliet police officer performed CPR on the victim, the fire chief said.

“The patient was a victim of a dog mauling, from a single dog, and suffered traumatic cardiac arrest due to the injuries caused by dog bites,” Blaskey said. “The victim did not live at this residence, but was there to visit.”

According to Joliet police, officers were called to the house shortly 6:20 p.m. for a dog attack. The victim was unresponsive and he had extensive injuries to his body.

The article also discusses other fatal dog bite incidents this year. Other incidents that have led to serious injuries and deaths are summarized in posts found under the “Illinois dog attacks” category.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the Patch article.

For those that have been bitten by dogs, a range of injuries can occur. Often, when a person is bit the injury is relatively minor in nature. However, some bites can cause extensive injuries. These extensive injuries are very physically traumatic often require medical care and hospitalization that can be costly. These medical costs, as well as other costs such as time off from work, can be substantial.

In addition to medical treatment needed to treat the wounds and other harm, following this treatment there may be a need for cosmetic surgery to correct the damage that has occurred.

As discussed on the “Illinois Dog Bites” page, there are many instances of people being bitten by dogs on an annual basis.

In many instances, dog attack victims attempt to get injury compensation to cover these costs through a personal injury lawsuit. For those instances where a person dies due to a dog attack, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by relevant parties.


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.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph 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 Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

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

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