Posted on April 8th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Among the string of recent news articles about pit bull attacks and vicious dog bans comes yet another suit involving injuries sustained from a pit bull bite.
A St. Clair County woman, Karie Darnell, filed suit last week against an East Carondelet couple claiming severe and permanent injuries to her hand and wrist after their pit bull-terrier bit her in an unprovoked attack in June 2007.
At the time, she was visiting Debra and A.J. Mikel at their home when their dog Rocky attacked, biting her left hand and wrist. As a result, Darnell incurred medical costs exceeding $10,000 and lost wages of more than $2000 during her recovery.
In her suit, Darnell alleges that the Mikels’ knew of Rocky’s propensity to bite as he had a vicious and aggressive past. Not only did they fail to warn her of his dangerous tendencies, but they made no effort to control him when guests entered the house.
Darnell seeks a judgment in excess of $50,000.
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