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Richard H. Polsky, Ph.D. CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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Pit bulls Dog Bite Injury Blog

A blog for attorneys & dog bite victims by animal behavior expert, Richard Polsky, PhD. The dog bite injury blog was created to report current news about injury caused to people as a result of being attacked by a canine. An animal behavior perspective is used. Stories for inclusion have been carefully chosen based on where the incident happened, the breed of dog involved, the nature of the injury, legal implications, and whether a canine fatality occurred.

South Carolina Fatal Dog Attack: The Danger of Dog Packs

Eighty year-old Carlton Freeman, a bilateral amputee at the knees, was riding his motorized wheelchair on May 8, 2013 when he was brutally attacked and mauled by four pit bullRead More

Pit bull dog bite on deaf-mute woman in Kentucky

Dog bite victims can often summon help quickly when a dog starts attacking them.  In some cases, however, even if people are close by to assist, they may remain unaware ofRead More

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Are pit bulls more dangerous than other dog breeds?

60-year-old Archie Hillard was hospitalized as a result of a pit bull attack in Norwalk, Connecticut in August 2012. He sustained dog bite injury to his left leg and arm,Read More

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Pit bull attack on 7 year-old boy settles for $325,000 in Santa Monica, CA.

A pit bull named Monster, following its escape from a dog run at Memorial Park in Santa Monica,California mauled a seven-year-old boy in October, 2010. The boy sustained serious dog biteRead More

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Pit bull terriers: Animal behavior expert opinion

The opinions and testimony of an animal behavior expert may be needed in dog bite lawsuits involving pit bulls or dogs that physically resemble pit bulls.  Often, the trier ofRead More

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Divine intervention when Bibles used to stop pit bull attack in Texas?

The degree to which some pit bulls become emotionally aroused during aggressive encounters with people or other dogs may be unique to the breed.  In some cases, a pit bull’sRead More

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Divine intervention when Bibles used to stop pit bull attack in Texas?

Questions about the dangerous nature of pit bulls

Dear Dr. Polsky, I am not writing you in regards to dog attack but for a general dog question. I am planning on rescuing a dog from the local shelter.Read More

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Questions about the dangerous nature of pit bulls

Pit bull mauling victim awarded 2.2 million in Washington

Pit bull dog mauling victim, Sue Gorman, was awarded $2.2 million in August 2011 by a jury in Pierce County, Washington. The incident in question happened August, 2007 in GigRead More

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