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In October of 2017, the Susquehanna County dog attack attorney obtained the maximum insurance policy settlement of $101,000.00 after a 2016 unprovoked PA dog attack in Brackney Pennsylvania. An older gentleman was dropping off some legal notices to homeowners who were behind on their mortgage payments. As he approached the front door, a large mixed breed pit bull came out of the house. The pit bull mix was neither restrained nor under the supervision of any adult.

The vicious dog pursued the man and then bit him multiple times on his legs. He attempted to ward off the pit bull mix with a shovel, but the aggressive canine continued to attack. The Harveys Lake resident was finally able to escape the jaws of the pit bull mix and ran back to his automobile. Fortunately, the Susquehanna County dog attack victim was able to drive himself to the nearby Endless Mountain Health Systems Hospital in Montrose Pennsylvania.

The Emergency Room physician’s notes identified four large lacerations to the man’s left calf, as well as three separate puncture wounds. On the front of his leg there was a significant laceration just below his left knee. The doctor also observed a six centimeter wide wound to the left calf with subcutaneous tissue exposed. A tetanus shot was given and an IV with antibiotics was put in place. While the physician was reluctant to suture the numerous dog bite wounds, he was required to do so in order to stop the bleeding.

Multiple Lidocaine injections were needed prior to the doctor cutting away the dead tissue and stitching the dog attack wounds. He was given a prescription for Augmentin and advised to promptly follow-up with his family physician. Two days later, this doctor conducted a complete evaluation. He noted that six different dog bite attack wounds had been sutured. All of the lacerations were cleaned and new bandages were put in place after antibiotic ointment had been applied.

Over the next five months, the Luzerne County resident treated with his family doctor on nine additional dates. A number of the dog bite wounds had become infected. There was significant swelling, discoloration and pus drainage. On two separate occasions, the physician injected the elderly man with a local anesthetic and then cut into the infected wounds. This released a build-up of pus and allowed the doctor to cut away dead tissue.

In the meantime, the gentleman hired a well-known Northeast PA personal injury attorney. After taking some initial steps, the lawyer decided that the case needed the expertise of the Susquehanna County dog bite lawyer. The dog attack claim was referred to Attorney Thomas J. Newell. He promptly ordered investigative documents regarding the pit bull mix from State Officials in Harrisburg.

Your attorney for dog attacks in Susquehanna County PA obtained proof of three prior unprovoked attacks by the vicious dog. Medical records, medical bills, Medicare payout logs and photographs depicting the permanent dog bite scars were acquired by Attorney Newell’s office. A detailed 20 page demand letter was drafted that itemized all of the damages and injuries sustained in this unprovoked pit bull mix attack. The Susquehanna County dog bite injury lawyer convinced the defendants’ homeowners insurance carrier to pay its liability policy limit of $100,000.o0, along with the med-pay coverage of $1,000.00 before filing a lawsuit.


The PA dog attack lawyer has aggressively represented PA dog bite victims in 38 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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On 2/15/19, your attorney for dog bite attacks in Susquehanna County, PA spoke at length with a New Milford PA woman who was bitten by 2 unleashed dogs. The woman was out for a walk near her home when the dogs attacked her without any warning. She was initially transported to Montrose Hospital. Given the severity of her dog bite wounds, she was transferred to Geisinger CMC.

The significant injuries to her arms and legs ultimately required 6 surgeries. After her discharge from the hospital, the PA dog bite victim spent a month at a rehabilitation center where she received daily physical therapy treatments.

The Susquehanna dog bite attorney discussed with her the PA Dog Law, the rights and obligations of personal injury claimants and the responsibilities of the PA Dog Warden.