Dog Bites Maim 6-Month-Old Baby in Attack
A six-month-old baby boy’s testicles were severed recently when two dogs attacked him as he lay unattended in a baby carrier on the floor in a Murrieta apartment. The boy and his mother were at a friend’s apartment when a five-year-old pit bull and an eight-month-old pit bull mix attacked. According to the mother, the baby had been in the carrier for ten minutes. She said she had checked on him once, and he was fine, but approximately three minutes later, she heard the baby screaming and ran to the room to find that her friend’s dogs had ripped off the boy’s diaper and bitten the baby in the groin area.
The baby went to Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta for treatment, and the dogs were euthanized. Pit bulls have been banned in some cities, but the State of California has taken a different approach. Instead of banning pit bulls and other breeds of dogs with reputations for aggressiveness, the state penalizes the owners of dangerous dogs. Unlike many states, in California, owners can be held liable when their dogs attack another person without evidence of negligence.
Los Angeles dog bite lawyers like Samer Habbas witness firsthand the terrible injuries that aggressive dogs can cause. He is an advocate for victims of vicious dog attacks and helps families recover the compensation they are entitled to under the law for injuries caused by dog bites. If you would like to speak with an experienced Southern California dog bite attorney, call 888.848.5084 to schedule a free initial consultation with Samer Habbas.
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