Our Michigan child dog bite injury lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a two year old girl who suffered serious facial injuries from a dog attack. The young girl was at a public park when a vicious dog, a German Shepard, stuck his head through a fence on private property and bit the girl in the face. The same dog had previously bitten two other small children.
The dog caused significant injuries to the girl’s face. She was rushed to the hospital and underwent multiple surgeries to repair the lacerations on her face. She remained in the hospitalized for several days and will need numerous other surgeries in the future. Her infant siblings and her mother witnessed the attack.
A breed of dog is a group of dogs that have similar or almost identical characteristics in their aspect or behavior, or generally both. Statistics prove that some breeds of dogs are often more dangerous than others. According to a Vet Med Special Report (JAVMA, Vol. 217, No. 6, September 15,2000) the top five breeds responsible for 64.9% of all dog bite fatalities in September 2000 were:
- 1.) Pit bull (26.95% of dog bite fatalities)
- 2.) Rottweiler (15.6% of all dog bite fatalities)
- 3.) German Shepherd
- 4.) Husky
- 5.) Malamute
More recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that from 2006-2008 pit bulls were found responsible for nearly 60% of deaths in the United States dog bite fatalities.
Our dog bite attorneys filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court on behalf of the child. The lawsuit seeks damages for the severe pain and suffering, the fright and shock, as well as the permanent disfigurements on the young girl’s face. Additional claims for past and future medical expenses are also included in the lawsuit. No trial date has been set by the court.