Adopted Pit Bull Mauls and Kills Elderly Owner

Adopted Pit Bull Mauls and Kills Elderly Owner

On June 1st, just hours after being adopted, a pit bull attacked and killed its 90-year-old owner at her Virginia Beach, Virginia home.  The deceased’s daughter told WAVY that she witnessed the pit bull, “Blue” kill her mother in a vicious and unprovoked attack.

Notably, the daughter said she was playing with the dog outside and heard her mother cry for help because she had fallen down.  The door was locked, so she broke a glass pane with a hammer to let herself in.  When she did so, the dog rushed inside and started biting the victim on her neck and shoulders, shaking her violently.  Emergency medical care included an arm amputation.

Without wading into the discussion about pit bulls as a breed, I think that this dog probably had been trained to be aggressive or at least protective of its home before it was given to Forever Home Rehabilitation Center, where the victim obtained it.  One limitation of this sort of “rehabilitation” is that the facility may not know about prior aggression training with any given dog.  With pit bulls, so many are kept as poorly trained “protection dogs” that I am not surprised that this sort of fatal accident can result.

I have a case presently where one such “rehabilitated” dog attacked a client of mine.  If you or a loved one needs legal representation regarding a dog bite or wrongful death in Virginia, feel free to review my free information on dog bite cases on this site and contact me.

Fatal Truck Accident May Result in Wrongful Death Claim

At around 3:42 a.m. this morning, a crash involving multiple semi trailers on I-64 in Newport News resulted in the death of 69-year-old William E. Robinson of Staunton, Virginia.  Robinson, who was operating a 1999 Mack truck, died at the scene.

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Car accident on 264 in Virginia Beach kills one person

The Virginian-Pilot reports that around 2:25 a.m. this morning a traffic accident on Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach left one person dead.  Virginia State Police have released very little information so far.  Spokesperson Michelle Anaya told the Pilot that the accident took place on the westbound section of interstate 264 near the old toll plaza.

Because of high speeds, interstate car accidents have a higher chance of causing serious injury or death.  If your loved one has been killed in a car crash because of another driver’s negligence, contact Norfolk wrongful death attorney Ed Atkinson to get justice.

Wrongful Death suit for medical malpractice filed against clinic

According to an article this week in the Insurance Journal, an Oregon family is suing the clinic where their loved one died during a medical procedure that was supposed to treat her migraine headaches.  The suit alleges that the clinic was negligent for failure to train staff in life-saving techniques.  It also claims that the doctor performing the optical nerve block procedure committed medical malpractice when he did not properly respond when the plaintiff become short of breath.

Wrongful death and medical malpractice cases present difficult legal issues.  If your family needs help, contact a Norfolk wrongful death attorney today for a free evaluation.

The suit also names Neurology Associates of Eugene-Springfield as a defendant.  The family of decedent Christine Port, age 47, is suing for $2.2 million.

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