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$ 80,000.00                       Lackawanna County PA

In January of 2018, the Lackawanna County dog bite attorney filed an Affidavit of Annuity Funding pleading with the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania to conclude the legal requirements to finalize an $80,000.00 Lackawanna County dog attack settlement. A young girl had been bitten by a German Shepherd on the left arm. She was rushed to the nearest hospital. A 3-1/2 centimeter laceration was identified on her left forearm. A 2 x 2 centimeter dog bite wound was noted on her left elbow, as well as small puncture wounds throughout her left forearm.

The ER physician gave her 2 injections of Lidocaine before using 5 stitches and 3 stitches to close the most significant dog attack wounds. Multiple x-rays on her left forearm were taken to rule out any fractures. Augmentin was administered at the hospital and her mother was given a prescription to fill for that medication. Unfortunately, infection set in and the child was taken back to the hospital for additional medical treatment.

The Pennsylvania dog bite victim was given another shot of Lidocaine, the wound site was opened and the infected tissue was flushed out. One stitch was removed and blood work was taken. A follow-up visit was scheduled with an internal medicine specialist. The dog bite wound still was draining and the oral antibiotic prescription was continued. A week later, the child’s pediatrician removed 4 sutures and thoroughly examined all of the dog attack wounds.

Four weeks after the dog bite, the pediatrician removed the remaining stitches and concluded that all signs of infection had dissipated. Instructions were provided regarding avoiding sunlight and the use of scar treatment ointment. Two years after the attack, the remaining scars were raised, discolored and visible. There are no current plans for future plastic surgery intervention.

The young girl’s mother originally attempted to represent her daughter. After realizing that expert legal representation was necessary, she telephone the Lackawanna County dog attack lawyer. Attorney Thomas J. Newell immediately set up a free home consultation at their residence in Scranton, PA. After being hired, the attorney for dog bites in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania ordered the medical records, medical bills and current photographs.

Once all of the documentary evidence was assembled, a 12 page settlement demand letter was authored by Attorney Newell. The evidence and correspondence was then sent to the adjuster hired by the defendant’s homeowners insurance company. Negotiations took place over the course of the next few months. Ultimately, the $80,000.00 payout was agreed to by all parties.

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Law, the Lackawanna County dog bite lawyer was required to obtain court approval for the minor’s settlement. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire filed a 10 page Petition for Minor’s Compromise Settlement under PA Rule of Civil Procedure No. 2039 with the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Newell requested that the court approve a structured settlement annuity that would guarantee a total tax-free payout of $74,703.91.

On November 3, 2017, The Honorable Thomas Munley signed the proposed Order giving his consent to the $80,000.00 Lackawanna County dog bite settlement. Attorney Thomas J. Newell ensured that all of the proper documents were executed and supplied proof to the court that the annuity was funded. The Lackawanna County lawyer for dog bites was pleased to have settled the case without having to sue the family friend who owned the dog.

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The PA dog attack lawyer has aggressively represented PA dog bite victims in 29 Pennsylvania Counties. 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 Pennsylvania dog bite lawsuits 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. The PA dog attack attorney provides free home consultations to all PA dog bite victims whose cases he believes have legal and economic merit.

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