As seen in various media sources as well as the Illinois dog attack posts seen on this site, dog attacks can and do happen, and the injuries are often severe – if not fatal. For those attacks in which injuries are not fatal, extensive injuries and disfigurement – including scarring – are common, and substantial medical costs are often incurred. As such, those who survive severe dog attacks can have a significant need for injury compensation.
Two recent articles serve as further examples of dog attacks on children. In the first case, an alleged pit bull attack in East Alton, Illinois has led to a lawsuit against the dog’s owner. The suit is discussed in various media sources, including the October 31, 2015 thetelegraph.com article titled “Suit: East Alton pit bull mars young girl” as well as the November 23 Madison Record article titled “Man claims daughter was attacked by pit bull in East Alton.” The suit alleges that a pit bull attacked Brianna Gambino “without provocation.” As mentioned in thetelegraph.com article:
The father of a St. Louis girl has filed suit against an East Alton pit bull owner, claiming the dog bit the child, causing lacerations and puncture wounds to her right eye and lip.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the articles mentioned above.
Another pit bull attack on a child, causing a fatality, is discussed in the December 4, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Detroit preschooler fatally mauled by pack of pit bulls.” In this article, in addition to the attack, there is discussion as to whether pit bulls are more inclined to aggression, and statistics are cited.
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.
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