Once again, we have those “nice, sweet tempered” Pit Bulls in the news. Unfortunately, all of these recent cases involve severe injuries, and even one death. News reports show an 83 year old man in England was bitten and knocked down by his neighbor’s dog, a pit bull type. After being treated and released for his injuries, he was found dead several days later. An autopsy showed the cause of death to be a hemorrhage resulting from a ruptured spleen, which had occurred during the attack but was not diagnosed.
As the dog had escaped from his yard and attacked the man in his own yard, the incident was treated as manslaughter and the investigation has been taken on by the MPS Homicide and Serious Crime Command. The dog owner was eventually charged with manslaughter.
In another case highlighted on the internet, a segment on a morning talk show featured a rescued dog, and a grateful owner giving his thanks to the hero firefighter who pulled the dog from the ice. Sounds like a perfect story to watch while eating your breakfast. However; there was a glitch. The dog, an Argentine mastiff who was named Gladiator Maximus, attacked the host, Kyle Dyer, anchorwoman at NBC’s KUSA Denver affiliate, during a live, in-studio segment that was meant to celebrate the dog’s rescue from an icy lake the day before.
The host was petting the mastiff during the segment, “nice doggy”, when she knelt to get a little closer the 85-pound pooch bit her in the face. Dyer was rushed to a Denver hospital where she had reconstructive surgery overnight. The 3-year-old dog was taken to a Denver animal shelter where it is being “quarantined.”
Several people had had contact with the dog prior to the show, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. the dog just attacked, unprovoked, for no apparent reason. Such can be the case with this type of dog, unfortunately.
If you have been attacked by any dog, you need medical care immediately. After that, you need a good dog bite attorney. Irvine personal injury lawyer Jeffrey Dawson is one of the best. Contact him today to review your dog bite lawsuit.