Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott Articles Vicious Dogs Attack a 5 Year Old Boy in MO

Vicious Dogs Attack a 5 Year Old Boy in MO

By Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott  Nov. 16, 2010 3:50p

In Kansas City, MO on Sunday, July 31st, 2010 a five year old boy is hospitalized after being viciously attacked by three Rottweilers. According to NBC Action news, the vicious attack occurred around 2:30 am at a home located in the 3500 block of Terrace Street.

The child's mother, whose identity remains withheld, reportedly went to clean the home of one of her clients, when she brought her young son with her. At some point in the evening, the mother fell asleep and later awoke to a commotion coming from the other room. After getting up to investigate, the woman found her son severely wounded and covered in blood. She scooped up her son and ran across the street to get help from the neighbors.

The neighbors commented on how the mother was holding a lifeless child in her arms, his legs were covered in puncture wounds and blood. The boy was rushed to Children's Mercy Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. A physician at the hospital was reported to tell police how the wounds were the worst he had ever seen as a result of an animal attack. The three Rottweillers, were detained by Animal Control officers and subsequently euthanized.

Are You a Dog Bite Victim?

Dogs can be man's best friend, or in some events, his worst enemy. Most dog bites happen as a result of their owner's carelessness or negligence. Unfortunately, small children are often times the unsuspecting victims of such vicious dog bites and attacks. Wounds from dog bites range from minor to severe and sometimes cause permanent disfigurement, requiring plastic surgery and stitches. The victims of dog bites have a right to seek compensation for the damages incurred as a result of the dog bite injuries.

The owners of dogs who bite or attack have a civil responsibility to ensure that the safety of those around them isn't compromised in any way by their animal. In the event that a dog owner's dog bites or attacks another person, the victim's can seek compensation. If you or someone you love has been attacked or bitten by a dog, a Kansas City dog bite attorney from Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott can help. We are experienced in dog bite cases and we will protect your rights, in an effort to help get you fair compensation for your dog bite injuries.

Contact a Kansas City Dog Bite Lawyer at our firm today for a free consultation.

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