November 13, 2013
The Indiana Dog Bite Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that dog owners have a responsibility to properly restrain their animals at all times, especially when in public. That is why the police department in the town of Brazil, Indiana, is coming under heavy scrutiny after one of the agency’s K-9 officers bit a young child during a demonstration recently.
According to a story released by ABC 6 News, the incident occurred last month at the Clay County Courthouse, when an officer was demonstrating the dog’s capabilities of finding illegal drugs to a group of elementary school students. As part of the scenario, a small amount of narcotics was placed on one of the students, but when the animal went to search the 11-year-old boy, it latched onto his calf.
As a result of the bite, the child suffered puncture wounds to his calf that required he be transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Meanwhile, the animal was taken out of service for testing and evaluation.
While the dog was under the control of its handler moments after the attack, many local residents have criticized the department for allowing the incident to occur in the first place.
The law firm and their team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult it can be to overcome injuries from a dog attack. That’s why the firm urges anyone who has suffered such harm to discuss their legal options with an attorney.