Pennsylvania Child in Serious Condition After Severe Dog Bite
The timesherald.com reports that a five-year-old girl suffered a severe dog bite from a German Shepherd on a local Pennsylvania farm in early October, “could spend an extended amount of time in a hospital after being bitten by a dog and suffering severe injuries to her throat.”
Currently the victim “remains in serious condition” after the surgery needed from the dog bite of an “eleven-year-old dog who has a history of biting dating back to 2000,” states kyw1060.com.
Kyw1060.com also notes “The Montgomery County Health Department confirmed, that after the third dog bites in 2006, the dog, was ordered to be leashed, muzzled and attended in public.” And according to timesherald.com police reports say the dog was “unleashed and roaming the property” and that the mother believed the dog was safe “because there was no signage posted… and the dog had been walking freely.”
Whether or not criminal charges will be pressed, the child and her family certainly have a civil dog bite suit worth pursuing. All of us at Nadrich & Cohen would like to extend our sympathies to their family during this trying time.
Dog Bites and Aggressive Behavior Prompt Military Action
With the rising in the number of dog bite incidents such as the one mentioned above, it is not just insurance companies that are imposing restrictions and regulations. As reported on signonsandiego.com “an order issued by the United States Marine Corps headquarters bans pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf-hybrid breeds and mixes.”
The order states the following as reason to take these measures. “The rise in ownership of large dog breeds with a predisposition toward aggressive or dangerous behavior, coupled with the increased risk of tragic incidents involving these dogs, necessitates a uniform policy to provide for the health, safety, and tranquility of all residents of family housing areas.”
For legal help concerning a dog bite, contact a California dog bite attorney at Nadrich and Cohen.