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Dog Bite Lawsuit Filed in Iowa

Posted on November 2, 2010 5:35 am under Dog Bites

A dog bite lawsuit has been filed in Iowa after an infant was bitten by a neighbor’s dog in August.

According to Sioux City Police Lt. Rex Mueller, officials were called to the 2300 block of Douglas Street shortly after 7:00 p.m. on August 26 for a report of a dog bite. Mueller said a 19 month-old boy wandered into a neighbor’s yard and was bitten in the chest and lower extremities by a large husky-type dog. The child, Samuel Van Donslear, was transported to St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

Cheryl Van Donslear, Samuel’s mother, filed a lawsuit seeking damages for injuries her son suffered in the animal attack. The lawsuit contends Samuel sustained 45 puncture wounds, collapsed lungs, a bruised kidney, bleeding spleen, and trauma to his pancreas, as well as tears to his stomach and groin.

If you or a family member has been injured by an animal, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information on victims’ rights, please contact a Milwaukee dog bite lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling (414) 271-0900.