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5-Month-Old Girl Mauled by Babysitter’s Dog

A family in Georgia is in morning after their babysitter’s dog killed their five-month-old daughter. Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury stated that the dog, a German Shepard, mauled the little girl Tuesday at a home in Forest Park, Georgia.

Details of the Fatal Dog Attack

According to ABC News, the babysitter, a longtime friend of the baby’s family, told police that he put the baby down to sleep and then fell asleep in another room. Around 3 o’clock Wednesday morning, someone reported the little girl had been killed by the dog.

According to the family of the child, the dog had been around the baby since she was born. 

The police stated that no charges have been filed; however, the dog was euthanized

Statistics on Dog Attacks and Bites

Each day in the United States, there are approximately 1,000 people that require emergency treatment for injuries related to dog bites and attacks. Data compiled from government agencies, insurance companies, and NGOs show:

  • Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year.
    • Approximately 300,000 emergency room visits each year involve a dog bite.
    • Approximately 9,500 extended hospital stays each year are attributed to dog bites.
  • Children and men are the most at risk to suffer a dog bite.
  • Dog bites are one of the most common causes of injury for walking postal workers.
  • Biting dogs are 6.2 times more likely to be male, 2.6 times more likely to not be neutered, and 2.8 times more likely to be chained.
  • According to the CDC, over half of dog bite injuries occur at home with familiar dogs.
  • Adults with two or more dogs living at home are 500% more likely to suffer a dog bite injury than those living without dogs.
  • According to the CDC, approximately 18% of all dog bites become infected.

Contact an Experienced Dog Bite Attorney

If you or your child are a victim of dog bites, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical, emotional, and mental pain and suffering. Negligent property owners and dog owners could owe you damages. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are available 24/7 to hear your case. If you were injured by a dog, contact Thomas J. Henry for a free case review.

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