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Illinois Man Calls for Harsher Penalty for Dog’s Death in Pit Bull Attack

Residents in the village of Westchester, Illinois, are outraged that two pit bulls who attacked and killed a man’s dog were not put down nearly a month after the incident. Carl Panek, 81, said he was preparing to file a civil lawsuit over the death of his dachshund, Harry. Panek took the 7-year-old rescue dog …

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What types of evidence can help after a dog bite incident?

Being bitten or attacked by a dog can be a terrifying experience that can leave you with serious injuries and large medical bills. Under Illinois law, a dog bite victim is not required to prove the dog owner’s negligence. The victim only needs to show that they were hurt by the dog and that the …

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5 steps to take after a dog bite in Illinois

Being bitten by a dog is likely to be a painful, upsetting experience that can leave you feeling confused about what you should do. Under Illinois law, dog bite victims are allowed to pursue compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, here are some key steps you …

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New York Mets Pitcher Suffers Dog Bite to Throwing Hand

New York Mets ace pitcher Max Scherzer recently suffered a dog bite injury to his pitching hand. Nonetheless, Scherzer says the injury won’t impact his recovery from an oblique muscle strain. Scherzer has been resting after the oblique injury since May 18. Baseball fans did not expect his return until the end of June. News …

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When Are Homeowners Liable for a Dog Bite?

In states like Illinois, where strict liability applies to most dog bite cases, one of the most common issues that arise in a dog bite lawsuit is whether the defendant was the “owner” of the attacking animal. However, under Illinois dog bite law, the term “owner” is broader than most people realize. Under 510 ILCS …

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Fatal Dog Bite Results in Criminal Charges

While dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” they can also pose a significant threat. About 4.5 million people are attacked or bitten by dogs each year. This amounts to more than 1,000 people receiving emergency medical treatment each day for dog-bite-related injuries. What is more, approximately 28,000 people each year undergo reconstructive surgery as …

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Two dogs attack again after prior bite incidents in Chicago suburb

Two dogs who had previously bitten multiple people in suburban Chicago were euthanized after being accused of a third attack. Police said the latest dog bite incident occurred in Elmwood Park, Illinois. A pit bull and Akita mix bit a man who was walking his dog. The attack came after a dog bite incident in …

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Three Pitbulls Attack and Kill Woman for No Apparent Reason

Each year, more than 1,000 people are killed after being attacked by a dog, and another 850,000 are hospitalized. While it is too early to tell how 2021 numbers will stack up, fatal dog attacks have occupied national headlines even more than usual this year.   Recently, a Pennsylvania woman was killed when three Pitbull …

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Chicago ranks second among U.S. cities for most dog attacks on mail carriers

Chicago has long had a dog bite problem, and recent data highlights the need for better dog attack prevention. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released numbers on dog attacks against postal workers as part of National Dog Bite Awareness Week earlier this summer. Chicago ranked second on a list of cities with the highest number …

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Pack of dog mauls teen girl to death on Navajo Nation

Dog bites can cause serious injuries, even death in cases that involve particularly vicious attacks. Authorities are investigating an incident in which a 13-year-old girl was mauled to death by a pack of dogs that belonged to a neighbor. The deadly dog attack occurred in May while she was taking a walk close to her …

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