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    Northampton County
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    Monroe County
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
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    Bucks County
    Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
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PA Dog Bite & Attack Lawyer Settlements

$ 508,613.84
York County, PA

On 10/1/12, Attorney Newell obtained a total settlement of $508.613.84 for two York County, PA pit bull attack victims after they were mauled in Hanover, PA. Two vicious pit bulls apparently jumped a low fence and attacked an 8 year old boy and his mother. The little boy endured 17 surgeries. The PA dog bite claims were settled with the payment of the maximum homeowner’s liability coverage amount of $500,000.00 along with an additional med-pay contribution.

$ 479,000.00
Montgomery County, PA

A Montgomery County, PA dog bite claim was settled with a guaranteed structured settled annuity payout of $479,000.00. A young boy sustained a significant facial wound after being mauled by a neighbor’s German Shepherd in Worcester, PA. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided evidence to the homeowner’s insurance company that his client was the 5th dog attack victim of this vicious dog.

$ 300,000.00
Adams County, PA

On 11/5/13, Attorney Thomas J. Newell received Adams County Court approval for a $300,000.00 liability policy limit payout on behalf of a six year old Adams County pit bull attack victim.  She was visiting a friend when the defendants’ pit bull bit off a portion of her right nostril.  Facial reconstructive surgery was performed in June of 2012.  The structured settlement annuity is guaranteed to pay the PA dog attack victim $287,650.00, as well as an additional payment for her out-of-pocket medical expenses.

$ 148,544.00
Bucks County, PA

On 2/11/11, judicial approval was given for a structured annuity payout of $148,544.00 for a Bucks County dog bite victim. A Rottweiler attacked a young boy as he was visiting his grandfather’s home in Levittown, PA. After he underwent 3 facial surgeries, Attorney Newell obtained the medical records and negotiated the settlement of the PA dog bite claim without having to sue any family members of the 4 year old boy.

$ 135,255.27
Monroe County, PA

On 11/8/11, a Monroe County, PA dog bite claim was resolved with a structured settlement payment of $135,255.27. A little girl was attacked by her aunt’s mixed breed dog in the Poconos. The surgeon at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA used around 40 stitches to repair the facial dog bite wounds. Attorney Newell successfully resolved the PA dog attack claim without the necessity of filing a lawsuit versus the girl’s aunt.

$ 132,000.00
Lehigh County, PA

On 8/16/12, a Lehigh County PA Rottweiler dog bite victim received court approval for a $130,000.00 settlement with two insurance companies.  The four year-old girl was visiting her grandfather’s home in Whitehall, PA in September of 2009.  Friends of the grandfather brought over their Rottweiler and then left the party to go to a high school football game.  Soon thereafter, the Rottweiler mauled the little girl leaving her with significant facial wounds that required facial surgery.

$ 117,460.00
Monroe County, PA

On 9/7/12, a Monroe County dog attack claim received court approval to be settled with a guaranteed structured settlement annuity payout totaling $117,460.00.  A two year-old girl was bitten by her grandparents’ Labrador Retriever while she was visiting in the Poconos.  The facial dog bite wounds were repaired by surgeons at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Attorney Newell was able to settle the case for the homeowners’ liability policy limit of $100,000.00 without having to file a Complaint versus the girl’s grandparents.

$ 101,000.00                  Lehigh County, PA

On 12/3/14, your Lehigh Valley dog attack lawyer obtained a homeowner’s insurance policy limit payout of $101,000.00 for a Lehigh County dog bite victim. The Whitehall, PA resident was bitten on the face by a terrier inside an Allentown, PA residence. A year after the unprovoked dog attack, the victim underwent a facial plastic surgery procedure.

$ 101,000.00
Montgomery County, PA

On 10/3/12, a Montgomery County PA dog attack case was resolved via the payment of the defendant dog owner’s insurance policy limit of $101,000.00.  A woman was attending a neighbor’s party when she was bitten on the face by a mixed breed dog.  Facial surgery was performed by an Abington, PA surgeon.

$ 101,000.00                 Northumberland County, PA

On 2/10/11, a Northumberland County PA dog incident claim was settled with a payment of the renter’s insurance policy limit of $101,000.00. An elderly woman tripped over the defendant’s small dog which was off its leash and ran into the victim’s home when she opened the front door. The victim’s right leg was broken in multiple places requiring surgery with the installation of plates & screws.

$ 101,000.00
Lebanon County, PA

On 1/19/10, a Lebanon County dog mauling case was approved for settlement by Judge Jones for the policy limit amount of $101,000.00.  A ten year-old Palmyra, PA boy was visiting a friend’s home when their pit bull mauled him causing extensive facial injuries.  Attorney Newell’s investigation resulted in an Affidavit from a neighbor attesting to the pit bull’s aggressive & vicious tendencies.  This enabled the PA dog attack lawyer to obtain the maximum amount possible.

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Mr. Newell,

I just wanted to say thank you for handling my daughter’s dog bite case in a speedy fashion.  You made me feel comfortable and up to date throughout the whole process!  Thank you again for all your hard work!

Lisa
Monroe County, Pennsylvania

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When my mother first fell and broke her ankle, we didn’t really think about pursuing compensation from the lady whose dog my mother
tripped over, but when she ended up in a nursing home and her ankle was not healing properly, we decided to contact an attorney. I was not even sure that we even had a case until personally talking with Attorney Newell, who is quite knowledgeable about dog laws. I learned that the owner was at fault.

Attorney Newell was willing to take his own time to pursue the lady to find out if she even had homeowner’s insurance, since she was a renter and would not cooperate with Medicare in letting them know she had a homeowner’s insurance policy. Once that was established, things were quickly set in motion.

I was very impressed with the amount of contact I received from Attorney Newell. He is the one who answers the phone when you call and even when it’s not during regular business hours. I was kept informed of every action that was taken and why. I was sent copies of letters that were sent to my mother’s different insurances. I had regular phone calls updating me on the status of the case. I was never left out in the dark.

The case was resolved as quickly as possible to ensure that my mother received some compensation for her injury, which eventually led to amputation of her foot. I have been involved in my own settlement in the past with a different law firm which had minimal contact with me. They were not easily accessible by phone and never even attempted e-mail contact with updates, and the case was drawn out for almost 2 years.

Dealing with Attorney Newell made me realize that there are attorneys out there who care about their clients. If you are pursuing compensation for an injury and in need of an attorney, I would strongly recommend Attorney Newell, for his knowledge about the laws, his personal contact with clients and his ability to get the compensation that you deserve as quickly as possible.

Thank you for all you have done in handling my mother’s case. You will definitely hear from me again if unfortunately another accident occurs in my lifetime. Thanks again.

Karen
Northumberland County, PA

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DISCLAIMER

Since 1981, Attorney Thomas J. Newell has aggressively represented PA personal injury victims in over 20 Pennsylvania Counties as well as Federal Court. The content of this website is for informational purposes only and is NOT legal advice for your specific Pennsylvania dog attack claim. Settlements/verdicts in other PA dog bite claims were based upon the unique set of liability and damage facts of each case as well as the law that existed at that time.

The PA Dog Law and the legal decisions regarding PA dog bite cases can change at any time. Attorney Newell strongly advises you to immediately consult with an experienced Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer to review the facts of your dog attack and the injuries you sustained.

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Defendant Found Guilty After Fatal Attack on K-9 Dog

On December 15, 2014, a 22 year old Pittsburgh area man was found guilty of harming a police animal and at least 10 other criminal charges, including 4 counts of aggravated assault on the K-9 dog’s handler. An 8 year old German Shepherd was killed on 1/28/14 by the defendant as he was in the process of being arrested.

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Dauphin County Dog Bite Victim Represented by Attorney Newell

On Nov. 25, 2014, PA dog attack attorney, Thomas J. Newell, Esq., agreed to represent a 7 year-old boy who was mauled by a neighbor’s pit bull. The child was playing in the alley behind his home when the unleashed pit bull attacked him causing severe facial wounds. The reckless pit bull owner was found guilty of multiple violations of the PA Dog Law.

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Monroe County Dog Attack

On Nov. 14, 2014, Monroe County PA dog bite lawyer, Thomas J. Newell, gave a free consultation to a Poconos dog attack victim. He was walking in Saw Creek Estates when an unleashed pit bull attacked him from behind. The Monroe County resident was bitten in the buttocks. Fortunately, the pit bull was up-to-date with its rabies vaccine injections. Police are contemplating filing PA Dog Law violation charges.

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Franklin County Dog Bite Victim

On Oct. 30, 2014, PA dog attack lawyer, Thomas J. Newell, Esq. provided a free consultation to a Franklin County dog bite victim. The woman was visiting a family member when a neighbor’s 2 German Shepherds got loose and attacked her. The PA dog bite victim was bitten on the buttock, thigh and right middle finger. She was treated for the dog bite wounds at Waynesboro Hospital.

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Berks County Dog Attack

On October 27, 2014, Attorney Newell received a telephone call from a man who was attacked by an unleashed dog in French Creek State Park. The Berks County dog bite victim picked up his small dog to save it from a vicious mixed breed dog. The heroic dog owner was bitten on his right arm, as well as on his chest.

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Saves Dog Bite Victim’s Life

An Oct. 6, 2014 article from USA Today detailed how a 12-1/2 hour operation saved the life of a pit bull attack victim. The 8 year old girl was viciously mauled by the pit bull which nearly tore off her entire arm. She was medivaced  to CHOP on 10/4/14 and remains in the Intensive Care Unit.

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Bucks County Grandmother Attacked

On 9/9/14, PA dog bite attorney, Thomas J. Newell spoke with a family member of an 83 year old grandmother who was attacked by 2 unleashed dogs in Langhorne, PA. The Bucks County PA dog attack victim was walking down her steps when the 2 unrestrained dogs bit her left leg. She was treated at St. Mary’s Hospital with a tetanus shot and antibiotics.

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Luzerne County Dog Attack

On Sept. 4, 2014, Attorney Newell received a call from a man who was attacked by his neighbor’s bulldog. The dog was not leashed/restrained and ran onto the Luzerne County dog bite victim’s property. The dog bite wound to his calf was treated at a local hospital and he was given a tetanus shot.

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Unleashed Dog Attacks Lehigh Valley Man

On 8/18/14, Attorney Thomas J. Newell received a telephone call from the girlfriend of a Northampton County dog attack victim. The man had stopped by a landscaping business to discuss possibly hiring their services. Their unleashed and unsupervised pit bull pursued and then bit the man on his stomach/side. The Lehigh Valley dog bite victim was later taken to Easton Hospital where he was given a tetanus shot and antibiotics.

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Reckless Dog Owner Won’t Pay Vet Bills

On August 5, 2014, your PA dog attack lawyer gave a free consultation to a woman. Her boxer was attacked in her Stroudsburg area yard by a neighbor’s unrestrained pit bull. Since the pit bull owner refused to pay for all of her vet bills, Attorney Newell suggested she sue the pit bull owner at the local District Justice’s office for all of her out-of-pocket expenses.

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Lehigh Valley Lawn Care Worker Attacked

On July 28, 2014, Attorney Newell received a call from a Lehigh Valley dog bite victim. On 7/25/14, the man had gone to a customer’s home to treat the homeowner’s lawn. After approximately 20 minutes had elapsed, the homeowner unbelievably chose to open her patio door. 6 unleashed dogs ran out and pursued the workers, chasing them all over the backyard. The PA dog attack victim was bitten on the shin. All of the dogs are under a 10 day quarantine.

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Wayne County Dog Bite Victim Hears from PA Dog Warden

On July 23, 2014, a Wayne County dog attack victim contacted Attorney Newell to provide him with an update regarding his case. The Wayne County, PA Dog Warden, Jim Rickert, had just informed him that the attacking dog was up-to-date with its shots. Therefore, he didn’t need to receive anti-rabies injections.

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Blair County PA Dog Bite Victim Critically Injured

On July 17, 2014, Lancaster Online reported on a 7/15/14 brutal dog attack which took place in Logan Township, Blair County, PA. Police stated that a 42 year old man was attacked by his own mixed breed pit bull terrier-bulldog which had “the owner pinned to the ground and was tearing him up.” Police had to subdue the dog via 2 shots which killed the mixed breed.

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Dangerous Dog Charges Filed in York, PA

A July 10, 2014 article from abc27.com identified multiple PA Dog Law charges being lodged against a York pit bull owner.  The pit bull attacked and killed a Shih-poo and its 78 year old owner. Harboring a dangerous dog is a serious offense which is specified in Section 502-A of the PA Dog Law.

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Unprovoked Dog Attack in Carbon County, PA

On July 1, 2014, Attorney Newell provided a free consultation to a Carbon County PA dog attack victim. A woman brought her Yorkie Terrier into a Lowe’s in the Poconos and placed the dog in a shopping cart. As she was pushing the cart down an aisle, the terrier jumped up and bit a man on the arm. The dog was not licensed and was not up to date with its rabies shots. Police continue to investigate.

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Berks County Dog Attack

On June 17, 2014, Attorney Newell provided a free consultation to a Berks County, PA woman whose cat was attacked and killed by an unleashed dog. Your PA dog bite lawyer suggested to the victim that she take photos and/or video if the aggressive dog gets loose again. Attorney Newell wants her to lay the groundwork for future PA Dog Law charges, including harboring a dangerous dog.

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Monroe County PA Dog Attack

On June 9, 2014, Attorney Thomas J. Newell received a telephone call from the father of a young boy who was bitten by a neighbor’s mixed breed dog. The dog was on a leash being held by its owner while on its own property. A group of boys ran up to the dog and initiated the interaction. Your PA dog bite attorney does not believe the facts would support a PA Dog Law violation conviction.

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Lehigh County PA Unprovoked Dog Attack

On May 19, 2014, Attorney Newell received a telephone call from a Slatington, PA man. He was temporarily working at a local vineyard when the property owner’s rottweiler attacked him 3 times. In addition to being treated for numerous dog bite wounds, the Lehigh Valley dog attack victim injured his back after the rottweiler jumped on top of him. Attorney Newell advised him to contact the Lehigh County Dog Warden, Orlando Aguirre.

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Mixed Breed Dog Attacks Lehigh Valley Man

On May 12, 2014, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was contacted by a Lehigh Valley man after he was bitten by a mixed breed dog in Wind Gap, PA. The man had agreed to return an item to a family member on the evening of 4/25. When he arrived and opened the front door, the unleashed mixed breed dog attacked him. The Northampton County dog bite victim was bitten on the right arm and left knee. He was treated at a Lehigh Valley medical facility and was given a tetanus shot.

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Severe Injuries in Berks County After Dog Attacks Owners

A May 2, 2014 article from wfmz.com details a horrific unprovoked dog attack which took place in Berks County, PA. A couple’s pit bull got loose. The female owner found the dog up the street, put him in the car and drove home. As she attempted to get the pit bull out of her car, it bit her. The male dog owner came out to help and the pit bull then mauled him, ripping off one of his thumbs during the attack.

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Berks County Attack Victim Begins Treatments For Facial Scar

On 4/23/14, a Berks County dog bite victim began the first of 4 to 6 laser surgery treatment procedures on her face. In April of last year she was mauled by a family member’s adult male mastiff. The unprovoked dog attack resulted in a large facial laceration which required emergency surgery at Reading Hospital.

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Chester County Dog Bite Case

On 4/13/14, Attorney Newell was retained by the parents of a 2 year-old boy who was bitten in the face by his aunt’s black lab on 12/25/13. The Chester County dog attack victim underwent facial surgery at AI Dupont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE. It is too early to tell at this time whether the child will be left with permanent facial scars.

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Bucks County Dog Attack

On 4/7/14, Attorney Newell was hired by a Bucks County dog attack victim. She was walking her Boston Terrier on a leash near her Lahaska, PA home. Suddenly, her neighbor’s pit bull came running over and attacked her small dog as they were standing on the sidewalk. The pit bull was unleashed and its owner did nothing to stop the unprovoked attack. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan immediately came to her rescue and pulled the pit bull away.

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Attorney Newell Contacted After Horrific Dog Attack

On the evening of 3/31/14, Attorney Newell received a call from a former client. His 8 year-old nephew had just been mauled in West Virginia and the boy’s parents had many questions while they were waiting for the surgeon. The dog bite lawyer immediately telephoned them and discussed the steps he advises his PA dog attack clients to take after they have been injured. Attorney Newell later obtained the services of a West Virginia personal injury attorney to handle their legal representation.

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Pit Bull Attack in Lehigh Valley

On 3/12/14, a Lehigh Valley pit bull owner was cited for failing to confine his pit bull. As reported in Allentown’s Morning Call newspaper, the pit bull was neither confined nor on a leash when it attacked a neighbor’s greyhound. The greyhound’s dog bite wounds were treated by a local veterinarian.

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Pit Bull Owner Guilty Re: Terroristic Threats

On 3/6/14, a Bethlehem PA pit bull owner plead guilty to charges regarding terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. He twice ordered his pit bull to attack a Bethlehem resident on 11/17/13. The pit bull owner will serve 8 to 16 months in the Northampton County Prison in Easton, PA. The Lehigh Valley pit bull attack victim sustained dog bite wounds to the right leg.

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Reading PA Dog Bite Victim Hires Attorney Newell

On 2/7/14, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was retained by a Reading PA dog attack victim to represent her after she was mauled by a 7 year-old male Mastiff. The woman underwent facial surgery with dozens of stitches needed to close the serious facial wound. The dog bite wound became infected and she was hospitalized in order to receive her medications via IV’s.

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Pike County Pit Bull Attack

On 1/11/14, Attorney Newell received a telephone call from a man whose father was injured while trying to save his Shar-Pei from a neighbor’s vicious pit bull. The Pike County dog attack victim was walking his small dog on a leash in Saw Creek Estates when the unleashed pit bull pursued and attacked the Shar-Pei. The elderly gentleman was hurt as he reached down to pick up his Shar-Pei.

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Parents of Dauphin County Pit Bull Attack Victim Hire Attorney Newell

On January 1, 2014, PA dog bite attorney, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire, traveled to the greater Harrisburg, PA area to provide a free home consultation. He met with the parents of a 9 year old boy who had been bitten in the face by a neighbor’s pit bull on 12/14/13. After interviewing the boy and his parents, Attorney Newell agreed to accept his case and begin his legal representation.

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Pit Bull Attacks Man in Franklin County

On Dec. 12, 2013, a Chambersburg PA pit bull attack victim spoke with Attorney Newell regarding a recent pit bull attack which left him with a small scar on his left arm.  He was walking on a sidewalk when a woman with a pit bull passed by him. Although the pit bull was secured with a leash & collar, it lunged at the PA dog bite victim without any warning. He instinctively put up his left arm to protect his face. Fortunately, the dog bite wound was not serious as the victim didn’t need surgery or stitches.

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Final Documents Filed in Bucks Pit Bull Case

On November 25, 2013, Attorney Newell filed a Verification of Annuity Funding with the Orphans’ Court Division of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.  The Bucks County PA dog attack lawyer had previously obtained judicial approval to settle a pit bull attack claim for $53,000.00.  A structured settlement annuity policy was purchased that guaranteed the pit bull bite victim a $41,500.00 payout from an A+ rated life insurance and annuity services company.

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York Area Resident’s Dog Attacked by Rottweiler

On Nov. 22, 2013, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was called by a York area woman whose Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was attacked by a neighbor’s Rottweiler.  The Rottweiler’s owner couldn’t control the vicious dog and it grabbed the small dog by the neck and bit it several times.  The spaniel was taken to a York area veterinarian and was treated for dog bite puncture wounds.  Attorney Newell reviewed the Pennsylvania Dog Law with the victim.

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York County Business Owner Calls Attorney Newell After Pit Bull Attack

On 11/13/13, Attorney Thomas J. Newell received a telephone call from a York PA business owner whose miniature dachshund was killed by a vicious pit bull in their backyard in Maryland.  The pit bull was roaming throughout the neighborhood unrestrained and without any supervision.  After jumping the fences of 2 other neighbors and attacking their dogs, the pit bull barged over/through her fence and mauled to death her tiny, defenseless dog.

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$300K For Gettysburg Area Pit Bull Attack Victim

On November 5, 2013, as a result of the aggressive efforts of Thomas J. Newell, Esquire, the homeowners insurance company for a Gettysburg area couple agreed to pay its maximum insurance coverage of $300,000.00 to a little girl who lived next door. The 6 year old child had knocked on their front door and was told “It’s open, come on in.” As she opened the door, the defendants’ pit bull mauled the girl and bit off a portion of her nose.

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2 Harrisburg Pit Bulls Put Down After Attack

On October 31, 2013, two pit bulls were euthanized after they killed a Chihuahua and were aggressive to a passerby.  According to wgal.com, Harrisburg Police arrived at the 300 block of Hamilton Street and found the pit bulls to be so aggressive that an officer shot and wounded one of the pit bulls.  The owner of the pit bulls handed them over to a Harrisburg Animal Control Officer and they were later euthanized.

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Wayne County PA Pit Bull Attack

On October 21, 2013, Attorney Newell received a telephone call from a woman in Wayne County PA whose mixed breed dog was mauled by pit bulls owned by a neighbor.  The woman’s dog had gotten loose and her husband had gone over to the neighbor’s home to retrieve their family pet.  Unfortunately, there was an altercation between the dogs which resulted in serious injuries to the mixed breed dog.  Attorney Newell reviewed with her the applicable PA Dog Law statute.

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Young Girl Mauled by Pit Bull in Lancaster County

An October 8, 2013 article on lancasteronline.com described a recent Lancaster County dog attack that resulted in serious injuries to a 5 year-old girl.  A 27 year-old relative of the little girl adopted a pit bull from an owner that specifically told the defendant not to let any children around the dog.  Despite that specific warning, the new owner of the pit bull dropped it off at her home where there were 4 children.  The victim had around 40 puncture wounds that required surgery and 80 stitches to close.

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Bucks County Pit Bull Attack Settlement Hearing Date Set

On October 3, 2013, Attorney Newell received an Order from the Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County setting forth an Oct. 21st hearing date for a Minor’s Compromise Petition.  A 13 year old boy had been attacked by his friend’s pit bull in June of 2012.  Attorney Newell negotiated a $53,000.00 settlement with the defendant’s insurance company and now awaits formal court approval.

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Pit Bulls Attack in Ambler PA

A Sept. 22, 2013 article on upperdublin.patch.com described a recent pit bull attack in Ambler PA.  Ambler Borough Police reported that a woman, her child and her dog were chased and attacked by 2 unrestrained and unsupervised pit bulls while walking on Fulling Mill Lane.  Hopefully, PA Dog Law charges will follow.

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Attorney Newell Advises Luzerne County Pit Bull Attack Victims

On September 9, 2013, Attorney Newell reviewed the legal options of residents of a mobile home park in Hanover Township who are being terrorized by a rude and irresponsible pit bull owner.  As per Attorney Newell, the residents spoke with the Luzerne County Dog Warden, Jim Spencer.  The owner of Sans Souci Park has given written notice to the pit bull owner to remove his pit bull from the premises by 9/16/13.

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Wilkes-Barre Pit Bull Attack Victim Calls Attorney Newell

On Sept. 2, 2013, a Wilkes-Barre resident spoke with Attorney Newell after being mauled by a mixed breed pit bull and mixed breed coon hound.  She was dropping off clothes that she had volunteered to launder at a Dallas PA home when the 2 vicious dogs pursued and then bit her.  She sustained significant dog bite wounds to her calves.  A tetanus shot was administered and she continues to take medication to prevent infection.

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Attorney Newell Negotiates Discount for Pit Bull Attack Victim

On Aug. 29, 2013, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was able to obtain a 50% reduction on a large outstanding medical bill for an Adams County pit bull mauling victim.  The ambulance bill had “fallen thru the cracks” and had not been submitted in a timely basis to the victim’s health insurance company.  The ambulance organization had demanded 100% reimbursement from the victim’s parents.

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Poconos Teenager Bitten by Pit Bull

On 8/14/13, a 14 year-old resident of Tobyhanna was attacked by an unrestrained pit bull in the PCP Development in Monroe County PA.  The dog bite victim was initially treated in the ER at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg.  He returned 2 days later to be admitted as his left arm became infected.  Attorney Newell advised his mother to contact the Monroe County Dog Warden – George Nixon.

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Rottweiler Attack in Norristown

On Aug. 6, 2013, a rottweiler jumped up over a fence in Norristown PA and snatched a shih tzu right out of the arms of its owner as she was walking on the sidewalk adjacent to the home of the rottweiler’s owner.  The small dog was mauled by the vicious rottweiler and required numerous surgeries.  The vet bill is approaching $10,000.00.  Hopefully, Norristown Police will file multiple PA Dog Law charges.

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Pit Bull Attacks for the 3rd Time in Washington County PA

On Aug. 2,  2013, a pit bull in Washington County attacked and severely injured a daschund in Canonsburg PA.  According to Pittsburgh.cbslocal.com, this was the 3rd documented unprovoked attack by this vicious pit bull.  Other media reports indicate that the daschund sustained a lacerated liver and other internal injuries.  The Allegheny County Dog Warden is investigating this attack because of a potential conflict of interest regarding the Washington County Dog Warden.

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Philly Postal Worker Attacked By Mixed Breed Dog

On July 30, 2013, a Philadelphia based USPS postal mail carrier was delivering mail when a bulldog/mixed breed dog ran out of its house and began an unprovoked attack on the innocent victim.  She tried to defend herself, but even the dog’s owner couldn’t immediately stop the attack – as the dog even went after him!

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York County Pit Bull Attack Victim Calls Attorney Newell

On July 11, 2013, a York County pit bull mauling victim telephoned Attorney Thomas J. Newell.  The gentleman had been helping his girlfriend retrieve her belongings from a home in Dallastown.  The tenant’s pit bull went after the woman and the man tried to pull her away to safety.  The pit bull viciously attacked the man, biting him all over both legs.  Physicians at York Hospital needed about 33 stitches to close the dog bite wounds.

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Cumberland County Pit Bull Owner Has Homeowners Insurance

On June 28, 2013, Attorney Newell was in contact with the homeowners insurance company for a Cumberland County pit bull owner.  Attorney Newell’s 25 year-old client and her dog had been attacked by the defendant’s unrestrained pit bull on 5/18/13.  Initially, there had been a concern that the defendant was uninsured.

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Monroe County Akita Owner Charged

On June 20, 2013, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was informed by the investigating Pennsylvania Dog Warden that a Bartonsville PA Akita owner will be charged with violating the PA Dog Law.  Citations will be served upon the Monroe County resident for harboring a dangerous dog and failure to confine.  She will also be warned about the necessity of following the 10 day quarantine procedure.

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Luzerne County Pit Bull Mauling Victim Contacts Attorney Newell

On June 10, 2013, the mother of a Luzerne County pit bull attack victim contacted Attorney Thomas J. Newell.  Her husband and son had been making a delivery to a home in the Bear Creek Lake development.  The homeowners lost control of their pit bull and it attacked her son.  The Luzerne County dog attack victim was bitten on the left biceps and was scratched by the pit bull on the left side of his face.  He received medical care at Westfield Hospital in Allentown PA.

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Cumberland County Pit Bull Attack Victim Hires Attorney Newell

On June 8, 2013, a Cumberland County pit bull attack victim hired Attorney Newell.  The woman was with her leashed dog in front of her home when an unleashed pit bull attacked both of them.  The 2 teenage girls who were walking the pit bull stood by and did nothing to help the innocent victim or her dog.  Fortunately, 2 gentlemen from the neighborhood came out and helped stop the unprovoked attack.

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Mailman Attacked by Pit Bull in Pittsburgh

On May 21, 2013, a mailman was bitten by a pit bull in Allegheny County.  According to wtae.com, the U.S. Postal Office employee was delivering mail on Fleming Avenue in Pittsburgh when a homeowner opened a gate.  The pit bull charged thru the opening and attacked the letter carrier.  He was taken to a local hospital for additional care for the dog bite wounds.

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8 Shots Needed to Put Down Attacking Pit Bull

On May 15, 2013, a woman was attacked by her own pit bull on Ogden Street in West Philadelphia.  As described on NBCPhiladelphia.com, the pit bull had just given birth to several puppies.  As the pit bull owner was moving the puppies inside the home, the pit bull attacked her causing severe wounds to her arms and chest.  Philadelphia Police fired 8 shots before finally subduing the vicious pit bull.

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Pit Bulls Kill Small Dog in Philadelphia

On May 7, 2013, a Montgomery County PA woman was visiting her friend in Philadelphia with her small dog.  Two pit bulls escaped from a parked car and attacked the helpless dog.  The badly mauled dog was taken to a nearby vet’s office where it died from its injuries.  The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating this vicious and unprovoked attack.

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Bucks County Judge Approves Rottweiler Attack Settlement

On April 30, 2013, a $38,500.00 legal settlement was approved by Judge C. Theodore Fritsch, Jr. of the Bucks County Orphans’ Court. A 10 year-old girl witnessed her 4 year-old brother being attacked by their uncle’s rottweiler. The victims had been attending a family party in Levittown PA when the unprovoked dog attack took place. The girl dealt with mental health issues and was treated by several experts over the next 2 years. Judge John Rufe successfully mediated the case between Attorneys Newell and Brown.

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Unrestrained Pit Bull Attacks German Shepherd in Bucks County

On April 18, 2013, a Bucks County pit bull owner was cited by the Lower Southampton Police Department for violating a local dog ordinance. His pit bull had escaped his home and attacked a neighbor’s German Shepherd. The negligent pit bull owner had previously been cited for permitting his unlicensed dogs to run loose in the Bucks County Township. Attorney Newell is disappointed that the police didn’t charge the pit bull owner with PA Dog Law violations.

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Adams County Pit Bull Attack Victim’s Case Proceeds to Litigation

On 4/10/13 Thomas J. Newell, Esquire filed a lawsuit for an Adams County pit bull attack victim who suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked by her neighbor’s pit bull in the spring of 2011.  Her nose was partially amputated.  Attempts by surgeons at Meritus Medical Center to save her nose were unsuccessful despite 23 treatment in a hyperbaric chamber.

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Pit Bull Attacks School Children in Cumberland County

A 3/18/13 report from fox43.com described a March 15th dog attack upon two students at Bellaire Elementary School in North Middleton Township.  The pit bull owner was walking her dog near the elementary school when it got loose and attacked the 2 children.  The Cumberland County pit bull attack victims were both bitten and received medical care.

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Rottweiler Attacks Girl in Montgomery County

On March 10, 2013, a young girl in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County PA was attacked by a roaming rottweiler.  According to perkiomenvalley.patch.com, the girl was bitten in the Maple Hill Community off Route 29.  The PA dog bite victim received medical care for dog bite wounds to her thigh.  The unrestrained rottweiler was allegedly shot after the attack.

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Allentown PA Pit Bull Owner Faces PA Dog Law Charges

On Feb. 28, 2013, the Salisbury Township Police Department informed Attorney Thomas J. Newell that they agreed with his legal analysis and decided to file PA Dog Law charges against Montreal Howard.  The defendant had originally only been charged with violating a local ordinance by permitting his pit bulls to run loose in Salisbury Township on 2/4/13.  The new PA Dog Law charges of failure to confine and harboring a dangerous dog carry with them the possibility of restitution for the pit bull attack victims.

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Pit Bull Mauling in Lehigh County

A February 4, 2013 unprovoked pit bull attack in the Lehigh Valley resulted in injureis to 2 innocent Lehigh County residents and a small dog.  Salisbury Township Police reported that an unrestrained pit bull first attacked a woman in her front yard.  The vicious pit bull then mauled an elderly man as he was walking his small dog.  The police expect to charge the negligent pit bull owner with multiple PA Dog Law violations.

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Pit Bull Owner Pleads Guilty

On Jan. 18, 2013, Thomas J. Newell, Esq. was informed by an Ashland PA police officer that a Schuylkill County pit bull owner had pled guilty to a failure to confine citation. The PA Dog Law violation took place on 11/24/12 when the defendant’s 2 pit bulls escaped from his residence and pursued a 63 year old woman and her American Cocker Spaniel. She sustained multiple injuries, including a deviated septum.

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Pit Bull Attacks Jack Russell Terrier in Allegheny County

On Dec. 5, 2012, a white pit bull ran out thru a gate at a home in Forest Hills and attacked a Jack Russell Terrier. The little dog was bitten numerous times around the neck and hind-end area. The pit bull owner told police that she had taken out the garbage earlier in the day and had forgotten to lock the gate when she returned to her home. Hopefully, the negligent pit bull owner will be charged with PA Dog Law violations, including failure to confine.

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Hanover Pit Bull Attack Victim Survives Ordeal

On Dec. 5, 2012, a Hanover PA woman was injured while trying to save her dog from being attacked by two pit bulls.  As she was walking down the street delivering newspapers, the 2 pit bulls came out a front door and began to attack her dog.  When she tried to save her canine, she was bitten on the left hand.  Hanover Borough Police are investigating and PA Dog Law charges are expected to be filed.

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Schuylkill County Pit Bull Attack Injures Elderly Woman

On Nov. 24, 2012, an elderly woman was walking her little dog on a sidewalk in Ashland PA.  Her American Cocker Spaniel was on a leash as they were adjacent to 9th Street.  Suddenly, 2 pit bulls jumped over a neighbor’s fence and tried to attack her dog.  As the Schuylkill County resident tried to protect her cocker spaniel, she fell to the ground and became unconscious.  An ambulance crew took her to Schuylkill Medical Center for treatment.

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Monroe County Rottweiler Owner Files Appeal

On Nov. 15, 2012, Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained information that a negligent Monroe County rottweiler owner had filed an appeal from her convictions of 3 PA Dog Law violations by a local District Justice.  A Monroe County Court of Common Pleas Judge will hold a non-jury trial in 2013 regarding charges of failing to confine, harboring a dangerous dog and expired licensing.

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Pit Bull Attacks Mail Carrier in Bethlehem PA

On Oct. 11, 2012, a pit bull attacked a female postal worker in Bethlehem PA.  According to The Morning Call, the 70 pound pit bull escaped from a nearby yard and knocked the woman down to the ground.  Pepper spray did not stop the dog attack.  The PA pit bull attack victim suffered bites on her arms, chest, leg and face.  PA Dog Law charges are expected.

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Allentown Pit Bull Attack

On Sept. 27, 2012, a woman was walking her terrier on a leash in Allentown when 2 unrestrained pit bulls began to attack her small dog.  The PA pit bull attack victim sustained bruises trying to rescue her terrier.  Her dog needed surgery to repair the pit bull bite wounds.  The Allentown PA animal control officer cited the pit bulls’ owners with PA Dog Law violations, including failure to confine.

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Erie PA Faces Pit Bull Attack Epidemic

A July 26, 2012 article on goerie.com describes a huge increase in pit bull attacks in Erie PA.  Erie Animal Enforcement Officer Rob Culbertson has investigated more dog attacks in 2012 than in all of 2011.  Mr. Culbertson stated that the vast majority of Erie dog bite cases involve pit bulls – with many of them strays or running loose in Erie.

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York County Pit Bulls Kill Terrier

A July 17, 2012 pit bull attack in York County PA resulted in the death of a terrier. As described on yorkdispatch.com, the pit bulls were not on a leash when they attacked the small dog at his home on Herman Street in West York. The owner of the pit bulls has been cited for PA Dog Law violations of harboring dangerous dogs.

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Monroe County Rottweiler Attack Victim Hires Attorney Newell

On July 3, 2012, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was hired by the parents of a Monroe County, PA rottweiler attack victim. Neighbors invited the young boy over to play basketball. As he was running on their driveway, the homeowner’s rottweiler, who was unrestrained, attacked him. George Nixon, the Monroe County, PA dog warden, is investigating this Poconos dog attack. It is anticipated that the rottweiler’s owners will be charged with violating the PA Dog Law.