Two weeks ago, an eighteen-month-old from Houston, Texas was attacked by her grandparents’ springer spaniel while visiting. The dog was well trained and had not shown aggression in the past. However, the dog was not raised with children. The dog bit the child on the top of the head and would not let go when the child’s father attempted to pull the dog off the child. Eventually, the father bit the dog in an attempt to make it free the child.
The child was taken to the nearest hospital and given a blood transfusion for her wounds. Within 72 hours of treatment, the girl suffered a stroke. Eventually, she was stabilized and transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital. The child does not have any facial injuries, but part of her skull was removed for brain swelling.
Coworkers are showing their support by donating their time at work, so the parents can stay with their daughter. Friends are contributing to a GoFundMe account to help pay the medical expenses. The parents are praying for a complete recovery.
If you have been injured by a dog, contact the O’Hara Law Firm. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. You may have claims against more than just the dog owner, such as a landlord, tenant, property owner or homeowner association.