2-Year-Old Monroe County Dog Bite Victim
Wins $135,000 Settlement

Posted on: September 11th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

The Pocono Record 12/7/2011

“A Kunkletown woman recently won a $135,255.27 settlement after her 2-year-old daughter was bitten in the face by a loose dog in April 2010, Perkasie attorney Thomas Newell said.

The woman dropped her daughter off for babysitting at her sister’s Albrightsville home. She was told her sister’s mixed-breed dog, which had been aggressive in the past, would be secured, Newell said.

Someone let the dog loose and it bit the 2-year-old. An Easton plastic surgeon gave the girl six facial injections and about 40 facial stitches at Pocono Medical Center, Newell said.

Newell said he got Monroe County Courty permission to accept the structured settlement from the girl’s aunt’s homeowner insurance company.”

Click here to read the full article