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Lawsuit filed after woman suffers dog bites

Most people in Illinois would agree that police dogs play an important role in law enforcement. However, even despite their training, they may act unpredictably or accidentally identify an innocent target. Unfortunately, a woman in another state claims that she suffered multiple dog bites in an attack by a police dog while she was taking out her garbage.

Girl hospitalized after suffering dog bites to most of her body

Many families in Illinois and across the country have dogs as family pets. These pets can often be fiercely protective of their owners but can pose a significant threat to others if not properly monitored and controlled. Unfortunately, a young girl in another state is now hospitalized after suffering dog bites to the majority of her body.

Dog bites send Illinois woman to hospital

For all the benefits a dog may bring a family, owners must take measures to protect others. Because dogs can act unpredictably at times -- especially around people with whom they are unfamiliar -- owners must ensure that dogs are properly secured or restrained. Unfortunately, one woman was recently hospitalized after suffering dog bites in an attack in Illinois.

Dog bites: Settlement for lawsuit over field trip

For many children in Illinois and across the country, going on a field trip with their class is one of their favorite school-related activities. Such opportunities allow them new adventures to which they may not normally be exposed. However, a recently settled lawsuit involved children who were apparently placed in unnecessary danger while on such an outing with their class, resulting in dog bites.

Dog bites: Police search for dog after attack

Many households in Illinois have a pet dog. To most families, these animals are beloved family members who take part in many activities with their families. Unfortunately, some dog owners may overlook the potential harm their pet can cause, including inflicting injuries due to dog bites. In fact, police in another state are searching for the dog involved in an attack.

Dog bites: Child hospitalized following attack

Many households in Illinois have dogs as pets. The animals are often beloved members of the family. Unfortunately, even dogs that have no previous history of violence can cause injuries. Reports indicate that a boy in another state was recently sent to the hospital as a result of dog bites -- reportedly the second attack this month involving the dog.

Dog bites sent 2 children to hospital

Many families in Illinois have dogs as family pets. Most pet owners would likely extol the virtues of choosing to bring home a dog. Unfortunately, as with all animals, the behavior of a dog is not always predictable, often leaving victims suffering as a result of dog bites. For example, two children in another state were recently hospitalized after they were apparently attacked by a pit bull.

Dog bites on airplane send passenger to hospital

Dogs serve several purposes in this country. While many people in Illinois have a dog as a pet, some are used as service animals or to help with law enforcement matters. Unfortunately, one man was hospitalized following an incident in another state that resulted in injuries caused by dog bites.

How can I help protect my child from dog bites?

Being bitten by a dog can be a very traumatic experience for anyone and unfortunately, it is not an uncommon occurrence. It is estimated the 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually. Half of dog bite victims are children ranging from five to nine years of age. And as you would expect, a child is more likely to suffer an injury when bitten by a dog.

You need aggressive representation in claims for dog bites

Were you invited onto the property of an Illinois resident who owns a dog? Were you just peacefully minding your own business when that dog attacked and bit you without provocation? Were you injured? Dog bites potentially cause a host of medical issues and can even be fatal.

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