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Family of 6-Year-Old Dog Bite Victim Files Civil Lawsuit Seeking Damages

A vicious dog bite that resulted in the partial amputation of a 6-year-old Pennsylvania girl’s nose is making its way through the legal system. Following the 2011 attack, which involved a male pit bull, a criminal trial found the dog’s owner guilty of violating Pennsylvania Dog Law. The dog bite victim’s family is now pushing …

A vicious dog bite that resulted in the partial amputation of a 6-year-old Pennsylvania girl’s nose is making its way through the legal system. Following the 2011 attack, which involved a male pit bull, a criminal trial found the dog’s owner guilty of violating Pennsylvania Dog Law. The dog bite victim’s family is now pushing forward with a civil lawsuit, seeking damages to cover the high cost of the multiple surgeries required and the permanent scarring sustained by 6-year-old Brooke-Ann Boyd. If you have suffered serious injuries in a dog bite accident in Oklahoma, contact our reputable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills, which you can pursue by filing a lawsuit against the dog owner.

Pit Bull Injures Girl in Unprovoked Attack

According to court records, the devastating dog bite accident took place in April 2011, when Brooke-Ann walked to a neighbor’s house to play with a friend. After knocking on the door of Richard and Joyce Sprouse’s home, Brooke-Ann was told to let herself in, at which point the Sprouse’s male pit bull, Chaos, pushed through the door and attacked the 6-year-old girl on the front porch. In the midst of the attack, the pit bull bit off a portion of Brooke-Ann’s nose and inflicted a deep cut on her cheek, according to the Boyd’s civil lawsuit. Brooke-Ann was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery for her injuries, during which surgeons were able to reattach a portion of the girl’s nose that was found on the Sprouse’s porch.

Serious Dog Bite Injuries and Treatment

In the aftermath of the pit bull attack, Brooke-Ann underwent 23 separate hyperbaric oxygen treatment sessions, but doctors were unable to save the reattached portion of her nose. As a result, numerous facial reconstruction surgeries were scheduled, the first of which took place in June 2012, and more of which are scheduled in the upcoming years. According to the attorney representing the Boyd family, because of the nature of Brooke-Ann’s injury, it has taken nearly two years to better understand the full extent of the girl’s recovery and medical needs. That is why the Boyd family waited until now to file a civil suit, even though the criminal trial was completed in October 2011.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys Today

At the 2011 criminal trial, Richard Sprouse was found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog and of unlawful confinement and control of his dog, for which he was fined approximately $300. A week after the accident involving Brooke-Ann Boyd occurred, the Sprouse family put down their dog. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma dog attack, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today for legal help. Our legal team has years of experience protecting the rights of dog bite victims throughout Oklahoma, and will work diligently to help you seek fair and timely reimbursement for your dog bite injuries, medical expenses, and the associated pain and suffering.

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