5-year-old recovering nicely after dog bites his face

After the family pit bull bit him in the face, the 5-year-old victim is coming along just fine and should be released from a hospital soon. The pit bull apparently bit the boy in the face after he scratched the animal’s neck. However, no one is exactly sure what happened because the boy was the … Continue reading 5-year-old recovering nicely after dog bites his face

Woman dies after being bit in abdomen by pit bull

A 77-year-old woman had her 57-year marriage ended recently — but it wasn’t because of a divorce. Tragically, the woman was bitten in the abdomen by her daughter’s pit bull, and the injury was severe enough that she died as a result. The woman lived with her husband and daughter. It was the daughter’s dog, … Continue reading Woman dies after being bit in abdomen by pit bull

Owner information is critical in the wake of a dog bite

While the following story does not concern the law here in Chicago or Illinois, it does illustrate a key point about dog bites in general. Maryland lawmakers are on the cusp of passing a law that would hold dog owners liable should their dog bite an “innocent victim.” They also revised their definition of pits … Continue reading Owner information is critical in the wake of a dog bite

2-year-old uses cellphone to save mother’s life after dog bite

Usually when you read or hear about a dog bite story (or, really, any story involving an animal attack), the results are pretty grim. The tale rarely has a happy ending, and that is because serious dog attacks can cause very serious or fatal injuries to the victims. However, a recent dog bite story reveals … Continue reading 2-year-old uses cellphone to save mother’s life after dog bite

Woman sues Walmart after parking lot hole causes her fall

There have probably been times where you have walked through the parking lot of your local grocery store or supermarket and seen huge cracks in the pavement, or a pothole or some other hazard. You probably thought to yourself “yikes, glad I didn’t step in that.” And then you probably wondered what would actually happen … Continue reading Woman sues Walmart after parking lot hole causes her fall

Rat-bite fever leads to boy’s death, Petco sued by family

It is understandable if you were to think that a disease called “rat-bite fever” was too on-the-nose and blunt to be a real medical condition. However, it most certainly is a real condition, and a fatal one if untreated. Rat-bite fever doesn’t even require that a person be bit by an infected rat. A scratch … Continue reading Rat-bite fever leads to boy’s death, Petco sued by family

Young boy critically injured after two dogs attack

While the following story did not happen here in Chicago, the circumstances of the incident could happen in any apartment complex in the entire country. In a hugely populated area like Chicago, it is even more important. A 10-year-old boy was mauled in his apartment after he was left alone with two dogs. Thankfully, someone … Continue reading Young boy critically injured after two dogs attack

Dog bites are more common, but cat bites pose unique threat

When you think of animal attacks, your mind likely goes straight to a dog bite or a dog attack. You probably picture a large, vicious-looking pit bull with a spiky collar, barking and snarling at someone for seemingly no reason. The dog’s owner is nowhere to be found, and the person the dog is targeting … Continue reading Dog bites are more common, but cat bites pose unique threat

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