Personal Injury

Three People Suffer Michigan Dog Bite Injuries in Recent Attack

by Thomas Stroble | July 10th, 2013

Three people are recovering after suffering Michigan Dog Bite Injuries earlier this week during an attack by a family member’s canine. Reports indicate the attack occurred Sunday, just before 10:15 p.m., at a residence located on Hickory Lane in Waterford Township, Michigan.

According to an article published by The Oakland Press, the animal attacked a 62-year-old man, along with a 21- and 58-year-old woman. All three sustained serious wounds to their arms and were transported to a local hospital for further treatment. When asked what may have provoked the attack, the dog’s owner stated he did not know.

The … Read More

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Royal Oak Focusing on Licensing Compliance to Reduce Dog Bite Dangers

by Thomas Stroble | July 1st, 2013

Officials in Royal Oak, Michigan, have found that unlicensed canines are involved in half of all Michigan Dog Bite incidents in the city. In an effort to reduce this number, animal control officers will be going door to door beginning next Monday to ensure each household’s pets are in compliance with pet licensing requirements.

According to an article from CBS Detroit, officers will visit with each home to ensure canines are registered and up to date on rabies vaccinations.

A three year license to own a dog in the city is currently $20. If a pet owner is caught … Read More

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Michigan Dog Bite Laws and Prevention of Canine Attacks

by Thomas Stroble | June 28th, 2013

June 28, 2013

Dog attacks can result in lifelong injuries. According to the American Humane Association, a total of more than 4.7 million Americans are the victims of dog bites each year. The dog bite injuries sustained in these attacks result in more than $1 billion in claims paid to victims through insurers.

This leaves many citizens wondering what is being done to reduce the number of dog bites that occur in the United States each year. Most municipalities have their own laws regarding responsible pet ownership.

These laws outline what is deemed as appropriate action to be taken … Read More

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6-Year-Old Child Sustains Serious Michigan Dog Bite Injuries

by Thomas Stroble | June 26th, 2013

June 26, 2013

A 6-year-old child sustained serious Michigan Dog Bite Injuries in a canine attack that occurred last week. Reports indicate the incident happened on Wednesday, June 19, at a property located on Teneyck Street in the town of Jackson, Michigan.

According to an article published by M Live, the child was on the property when the dog responsible for the attack approached and bit the child. The victim sustained wounds to her leg that required she be transported to a local hospital for further treatment. The animal has since been placed under quarantine to assure its health.… Read More

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Michigan Working to Reduce Instances of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

by Thomas Stroble | June 24th, 2013

Last year, Adult Protective Services received roughly 25,000 reports of elderly abuse or neglect that required investigation. This number is said to be extremely conservative though, as experts say less than one-third of cases are actually reported.

To help reduce the number of Michigan Nursing Home Abuse cases, the state recently enacted several laws aimed at deterring individuals from committing such acts. An article published by The Macomb Daily stated that legislators adopted 15 of these policies since May 2012. Some of these changes including increasing the penalties for offenses and also allowing consecutive sentencing in cases involving elderly abuse.… Read More

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