A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 27 to decide the fate of the dog. This attack is not the first instance of the animal attacking a human; he had previously bitten his current owner and the owner’s daughter and has also shown food-related aggression. If it is determined that the canine is dangerous, he may be killed or removed from the town. The animal’s owners can contest the ruling if they disagree.
When an animal attacks a young child, the child is left with emotional and physical scars that will fade but may never completely go away. A Massachusetts personal injury lawyer may be able to help victims recover damages if they have been attacked by a dog. The lawyer may be able to plan a course of action to get damages that will help cover medical expenses and compensate for the pain and suffering of the victim.
Source: Mansfield News, “Hearing next week in Mansfield on dog’s fate,” Susan Parkou Weinstein, Feb. 21, 2013