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Animal attack victim scheduled for reconstructive procedure

Posted on April 14th, 2014 No Comments

On Tuesday, April 15 doctors will perform a procedure to replace the ear of a girl who was attacked by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.

11-year-old Charlotte Ponce will undergo the first procedure in a series of surgeries to reconstruct her ear. From Charlotte’s rib cartilage, doctors will make a pattern using her other ear. Doctors project that by June, the new ear will be ready to surgically attach.

Charlotte was only an infant when she suffered serious injuries after a pet raccoon attacked her. As a consequence of the attack, Charlotte lost her nose and her right ear.

Unconventional pets and domestic pets alike can cause serious injuries. It is important to note that when you or a loved one has been attacked by someone else’ pet, negligent parties should shoulder the bills related to medical treatment. If you have been injured in Michigan the attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., are available to discuss your legal options. Call our offices today at 877-PET-BITE.

Officer injured in Bay City dog attack

Posted on April 11th, 2014 No Comments

A public safety officer responding to an altercation between a couple was reportedly attacked by a dog, an article on mlive.com stated on April 1.

According to reports, the incident occurred at around 3:00 a.m. on March 31 in Bay City when Michigan State Police responded to a 911 call. Police and Bay City public safety officers forcibly extracted Amanda Commire and Sam King from their house at 1105 Kosciuszko Avenue where one public safety officer was attacked by a dog. The dog was tasered after biting the leg of the officer.

Being attacked by someone else’s dog, depending on the severity, can result in traumatic injuries and losses. If you have been harmed by another person’s dog anywhere in Michigan, the lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C., may be able to help you hold them responsible through a personal injury claim. Call us at 877-PET-BITE today to learn more about your options.

Symptoms of Cat Scratch Fever

Posted on March 27th, 2014 No Comments

Cats can be fun and entertaining pets. Unfortunately, because of their feral nature, cats often acquire harmful dirt and bacteria on their claws. If you are scratched by a cat, you could develop a potentially dangerous bacterial infection.

The bacterial infection caused by cats, colloquially known as cat scratch fever, can cause serious harm to infected people. Though cases of serious infections seldom occur, the symptoms may last for more than a week. A person may have a cat scratch fever if the following symptoms are present:

  • The infected area has blister that is similar to a bug bite.
  • The lymph nodes near the scratched or bitten area become swollen.
  • Headaches, backaches, and high fever.

If you have contracted cat scratch fever after being scratched or bitten by someone else’s cat, you shouldn’t be responsible for covering expenses related to the infection. The attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., help Michigan people pursue compensation for their injuries. Call our offices at 877-PET-BITE.

Woman killed by bull in Barry County

Posted on March 16th, 2014 No Comments

A woman died on Thursday, March 6 after a bull attacked her in a farm on Brogan Road, mlive.com reported.

According to reports, 42-year-old Alicia Avalos-Rebolledo was doing her job on the farm when a bull attacked her. Responding rescuers tried to revive Alicia but to no avail, as she later succumbed to the injuries she sustained from the attack, Barry County Sheriff’s Department said.

Authorities have stated they will investigate Alicia’s death when they have the autopsy results.

The bull has already been removed from the farm.

Our lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C. send their deepest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends who are currently grieving from this unexpected loss.

Two women attacked by dog in Branch County

Posted on February 25th, 2014 No Comments

On Tuesday, February 18 two women suffered from injuries after they were attacked by a pit bull in Branch County.

According to reports, the attack occurred on 31 West Chicago Street. The two women were both hospitalized as a result of the attack. The dog was later put down. The dog had a history of violence.

The victims may file charges against the owner of the pit bull.

Unfortunately, dog attacks are more common than many people would like to think. If you have been injured in a dog attack you shouldn’t be responsible for covering costs related to your injuries. The attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., help Michigan injury victims collect damage compensation. Call 877-PET-BITE to speak with a member of our skilled legal team.

Pontiac woman attacked by 2 German Shepherds

Posted on February 11th, 2014 No Comments

A Pontiac woman sustained several dog bite injuries on Thursday, February 6 when two German Shepherds attacked her.

According to reports, the incident happened at 2 a.m. near University Drive and Seneca Street. An unidentified 56-year-old woman was walking when the dogs attacked her. She suffered from puncture wounds to her lower torso and thighs.

A passing driver stopped and rescued the woman from the dogs before calling police. Oakland County Animal Control manager, Bob Gatt said the owner of the German Shepherds had already received serious citations over the dogs’ volatile behavior.

The attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., work for injury victims in Michigan. If you have been the victim of an unprovoked dog attack, you could be eligible for damage compensation. Call 877-PET-BITE to learn more about what we can do for you.

Aggressive dog escapes euthanasia

Posted on February 6th, 2014 No Comments

A vicious dog that bit a woman on July 12 will not be euthanized if the non-profit group that represents dogs in these situations follow conditions set by Iron Mountain City, an article reported on January 29.

Lexus Project, who now holds custody of the 2-year-old pit bull mixed breed named Roxy, is supposed to remove the dog from Michigan within 21 days and put her in a shelter that specially cares for pit bulls. Once the dog has been evaluated at this shelter, if she is found to be vicious, she will be put down.

Lexus Project will also have to pay Iron Mountain City $1,000 for legal fees and other costs.

Authorities who responded to the dog attack said Roxy was aggressive and her leash allowed her to move around. Since the dog is pregnant, her euthanasia was rescheduled.

Unfortunately, vicious dogs that are poorly monitored by their owners can cause innocent people to sustain serious injuries. If you have been injured by a dangerous animal in Michigan, a lawyer at Ravid & Associates, P.C., may be able to help you sue the owner for your undue suffering and losses. Call 877-PET-BITE today to learn more about your options.

Injuries Caused by Pit Bulls

Posted on January 27th, 2014 No Comments

Pit bulls, which is the common name used to identify some England dog breeds like Staffordshire bull terrier and American Pit bull terrier, can cause a variety of injuries to those that they bite or attack, some of which can be fatal. Though pit bulls aren’t necessarily meaner than other dog breeds, they have the capacity to cause much more harm than most due to their jaw strength and weight.

Though any dog bite or attack can cause serious injuries, pit bulls have been known to cause the following:

  • Lacerations
  • Broken limbs
  • Internal injuries
  • Severe bleeding
  • Amputations

Pit bull or any dangerous dogs, if unsupervised, can cause you serious injuries that may lead to prolonged medical needs. However, if this happens to you due to a Michigan dog owner’s negligence, a lawyer at Ravid & Associates, P.C., may be able to help you hold him or her financially responsible. Call 877-PET-BITE today to learn more about your options.

Jury spares Siena Heights University from dog bite liability

Posted on January 15th, 2014 No Comments

On Thursday, December 19 after two hours of deliberation a jury decided that Siena Heights University was not responsibile for the university students who were victims of a 2010 dog attack.

A defense lawyer representing the university argued that SHU was not liable for damages since the dog attack occurred at an off-campus location. The dog owner was prosecuted for negligence and summoned to be a witness.

The dog attack happened on August 15, 2010. Student-athletes Kyle Smith and Jasmine Caldwell were attacked while training on Academy Road.

Dog attacks due can be serious, even life-threatening. If you have been the victim of a dog attack in Michigan, contact a lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C. To learn more about how we can help you pursue compensation, call 877-PET-BITE now.

 

Trial resumes for Siena students attacked by dogs

Posted on December 17th, 2013 No Comments

The Lenawee County Circuit Court will have its second hearing on Wednesday, December 18 over dog bite injuries caused to two Siena Heights University students.

The initial incident took place on August 15, 2010 when students on the track team, Kyle Smith and Jasmine Caldwell, were attacked by dogs while on a run. The attack took place off-campus on Academy Road.

In the first hearing, Smith and Caldwell’s legal team argued that the school was liable for the incident since the track runners were engaging in training for university-related athletics. Seina Heights University argued that, since the incident happened off-campus, they are not responsible for damages.

Dog bites and dog attacks can force victims to pay expensive hospital bills. If you have been attacked by an animal, you could be eligible for compensation from the responsible party. For legal advice in Michigan, contact Ravid & Associates, P.C.. Call us today at 877-PET-BITE  to talk to one of our attorneys.

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