Archive for October, 2012

Chester County Pit Bull Attack Lawsuit Filed

Posted on: October 27th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 19, 2012, Attorney Thomas J. Newell filed a lawsuit in Chester County PA Court of Common Pleas on behalf of a West Chester PA pit bull attack victim.  The 10 page Complaint alleged that a four year old girl was attacked by the defendant’s 2 pit bull mixed breed dogs at a family party.

The pit bulls had a history of prior vicious propensities – which background was known to their owner.  The pit bulls had previously attacked and injured another dog.  The Chester County pit bull attack victim suffered lacerations and dog bite wounds to her head and neck that required staples and stitches to close.

Attorney Newell’s Complaint included claims that the defendant violated the PA Dog Law, as well as a count for punitive damages.  If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog in PA, call 1-800-980-4842 ASAP to set up your free home consultation with Attorney Newell.  Please visit his website:

Carbon County Rottweiler Attack

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 18, 2012, a Carbon County rottweiler attack victim spoke with Thomas J. Newell, Esquire regarding a recent dog attack.  A rottweiler, without any provocation, bit her left hand causing significant injuries.  She was treated at Geisinger Medical Center with a tetanus shot and antibiotics.

Since the PA dog bite victim continues to have problems with numbness in her hand, appointments have been scheduled with various specialists.  Carbon County Dog Warden, George Nixon, is investigating the attack.  Hopefully, the rottweiler owner will be charged with numerous PA Dog Law violations.

If you or a family member have been bitten by a dangerous dog in PA, contact Attorney Thomas J. Newell immediately at 1-800-980-4842.  Schedule your free home consultation anywhere in Pennsylvania.  Visit Attorney Newell’s website:

Lancaster PA Pit Bull Attack

Posted on: October 18th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 18, 2012, Attorney Newell provided a free consultation to a Lancaster County pit bull attack victim.  In September, the woman was walking her dog on a leash when an unrestrained pit bull ran out and began to attack them.  She was bitten on the left leg as she used it to ward off the pit bull.

The PA dog bite victim was taken to Lancaster General Hospital where her dog bite wound was cleaned.  Antibiotics were administered.  She had a follow-up visit with her family doctor.  The Lancaster Animal Control Officer cited the pit bull owner for several PA Dog Law violations, including failure to confine.

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, call Attorney Thomas J. Newell at 1-800-980-4842.  Set up your free home consultation with a PA dog bite attorney who has 31 years of experience.  See his website:

Monroe County Rottweiler Owner Guilty of Harboring a Dangerous Dog

Posted on: October 8th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 4, 2012, rottweiler owner Rhkiah Harris a/k/a Rahkiah Lee-Harris was found guilty of multiple PA Dog Law violations by District Justice Brian Germano of Marshalls Creek PA.  The East Stroudsburg PA rottweiler owner allegedly confines her vicious dog by either tethering it to a tree or housing it in an outdoor kennel.

On June 13, 2012, the aggressive rottweiler got loose, ran around the back of the house and attacked a 10 year old boy who was playing basketball with the defendant’s sons.  The 10 year old Monroe County dog bite victim instinctively put up his left arm to protect his face.  The rottweiler bit his left arm and the boy was taken to Pocono Medical Care Center in East Stroudsburg PA.

The defendant was found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog, failure to confine her rottweiler and not having an up-to-date dog license.  Attorney Newell attended the hearing and presented the court with applicable legal precedent, as well as his opinion regarding the PA Dog Law statutes.

If you have been attacked by a dog in PA, call 1-800-980-4842 to speak with Attorney Newell to schedule a free home consultation anywhere in Pennsylvania.  See his website:

Attorney Newell Obtains $508,613.84 Pit Bull Attack Settlement

Posted on: October 4th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On October 1, 2012, PA Dog bite attorney, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire obtained York County court approval of a $508,613.84 settlement in a PA pit bull attack case.  Back on June 1, 2010, Ajia Brown and his mother, Elizabeth Brown, were guests of Marjorie Nicholson in Hanover, PA.  Two pit bulls were housed in a small 3-1/2′ high enclosed pen behind the home.  The pit bulls escaped and began to maul Ajia.  His mother ran out of the house and tried to rescue her son.

The pit bulls knocked Ajia to the ground, one began biting his head/face, the other Ajia’s lower torso.  Ms. Brown jumped on top of her son to save his life.  Neighbors came out and began hitting the pit bulls with garden hoses and a shovel.  Finally, Elizabeth and Ajia were able to escape into the home.  Hanover Borough Police Officers then arrived on the scene.  Officer Miles needed 3 shots to subdue one of the pit bulls.

Ajia was rushed to Penn State Hershey Medical Center where he was hospitalized for 8 days.  The Browns returned home to CT and Ajia was placed under the care of the surgeons at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  He ultimately underwent 17 surgeries in order to reconstruct his ears and cover up his severe scalp wounds.  46 injections were administered into his head to assist the surgically implanted scalp expanders.  Ajia’s medical bills totaled in excess of $500,000.00.

On October 1st, Judge Penny L. Blackwell of the York County Court of Common Pleas approved the settlement which provides a guaranteed annuity payout to Ajia of $406,173.13.  Attorney Newell has recently represented PA dog bite victims in 14 different counties.  Some of his recent dog bite claim victories include:  Bucks Co. $148,544.00, Monroe Co. $135,255.27, Lehigh Co. $132,000.00, Monroe Co. $117,460.00, Lebanon Co. $101,000.00,  Northumberland Co. $101,000.00 and York Co. $92,268.00.  More information about Attorney Newell’s 31 years of experience can be found at

Lancaster Pit Bull Attack Victim Consults Attorney Newell

Posted on: October 1st, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Sept. 26, 2012, a Lancaster PA pit bull attack victim consulted Attorney Thomas J. Newell. Several weeks ago she was walking her dog in the neighborhood when a pit bull ran off of its property and tried to attack her leashed dog. As the Lancaster resident was protecting her dog, the vicious pit bull bit her left thigh.

The PA dog bite victim received follow-up medical care at Lancaster General Hospital. The dog bite wounds were cleaned and she was given antibiotics. The pit bull was quarantined for 10 days and the Lancaster City Animal Control Officer is investigating the case for potential PA Dog Law violation charges. It appears that the pit bull was up-to-date with its rabies shots.

If you or a loved one have been bitten by a pit bull, please immediately dial 800-980-4842 to speak with Attorney Thomas J. Newell. Doesn’t your dog bite case deserve to be handled by a dog bite attorney with 31 years of experience? See his website for more information: