Adams County Pit Bull Attack Victim to Undergo 8 More Surgeries

Posted on: July 14th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

A July 9, 2011 article from the Herald-Mail detailed the lengthy recuperation process for an Adams County pit bull attack victim. The pit bull bit her in the face, tearing off half of her nose. Initial surgeries to save her nose were unsuccessful. The family has driven the 6 year-old girl to Meritus Medical Center in Maryland for 24 two-hour sessions in a hyperbaric chamber. This treatment allows more oxygen to flow into the patient’s blood stream which promotes blood vessel growth.

The PA pit bull attack took place on April 13, 2011. The 6 year-old girl went next door with her 8 year-old brother to play with a neighbor. She knocked on the door twice. The owner yelled – “It is open, come on in.” As she opened the door a crack, the pit bull came charging out and bit her on the face. Adams County Dog Warden Barry Hockley is leading the investigation re the PA Dog Law violations which took place.

Thomas J. Newell has been representing PA personal injury victims for 30 years. Your case deserves to be handled by a Pennsylvania dog bite attorney who fights each day for the rights of dog bite victims. Call Attorney Newell at 800-980-4842 to schedule your free home consultation. More information about the PA Dog Law can be found at