In recent years, the media coverage of dog attacks, especially against small children, has increased. A recent news article out of the Chesapeake area in nearby Virginia highlighted a dog bite that cost its pet owners over $150,000. According to the news report at HamptonRoads.com, a veterinary worker was mauled while performing a routine medical exam on a family's Rottweiler. The news report states that the worker felt like the dog owners did not adequately step in to stop the attack, which resulted in over $25,000 in medical bills and multiple surgeries. The dog in question had also attacked another person both before and after this lawsuit, and was eventually put down in early 2012.
Dog bites can be frightening, costly, and result in long-term physical and psychological damage. If you or a loved one have suffered from a dog attack due to the negligence of another, please contact our central Pennsylvania area law firm. Attorney Doug Stoehr will handle your dog bite claim with professionalism and competency. Please contact his Blair County area firm by calling 814-946-4100.