Attorney Newell Hired to Represent Westmoreland County Pit Bull Attack Victim

Posted on: December 5th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Dec. 2, 2011, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was hired by a Westmoreland County family to represent their son who was viciously attacked by a pit bull on Nov. 18, 2011. The 5 year-old boy was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Multiple surgeries were required to treat his extensive injuries.

The Herminie PA dog bite victim had surgery performed to repair a damaged right-sided facial nerve. Another surgery was needed to repair an external auditory canal avulsion. There were 2 large facial lacerations which were sutured closed. Lastly, he had 3 fractures to the jaw which were treated with wires and the installation of a plate.

The dog bite victim was hospitalized for 6 days and remains confined to his home due to his significant injuries. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a dog attack, please call 800-980-4842 to arrange for a free home consultation with Attorney Newell. Put his 30 years of experience to work for you. More information about his expertise can be found at