Dog Bites and Attacks

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Measuring Damage to Animals: How Much is Your Dog Worth?

By on May 22, 2014

In a recent case, the Massachusetts Appeals Court addressed the proper measure of damages to compensate a pet owner for injuries to his dog. An unprovoked attack by the defendants’ unleashed German shepherd caused the plaintiffs’ Bichon Frisé, Peppermint, severe internal injuries, external bruising, and wounds to the head, neck, abdomen, and chest. Emergency surgery […]

Dog Bite and Attack Statistics

By on May 16, 2013

The following statistics show that dog bites and attacks are a major problem in the United States: About 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year (Center for Disease Control and Prevention); About 885,000 people require medical attention for dog bite injuries (CDC); In 2006, more than 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery because of […]