Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

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

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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

National dog bite prevention week in 2012 starts May 20

Dog bite prevention has a special week of its own set aside annually in United States: In 2013 the dates are May 20 – May 26. This special week is promotedRead More

Four-year-old girl mauled by family dog in Las Cruces,New Mexico

A 4 year-old girl  left unattended in a camping trailer, was bitten severely in the face as her father was busy checking for air in the tires in preparation forRead More

Dog bite mauling in Hertford, NC takes the life of 10-month-old boy

Ten-month-old James Hudson was killed in his home by the family dog on September 9 , 2012 in Hertford, North Carolina. The victim’s grandmother was babysitting this child, and happenedRead More

Dog Bite Mauling | Fatal dog attack on 10-year-old boy in South Carolina

The South Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Bentley Collins in the dog bite mauling death of a 10-year-old Matthew Davis. In February 2012, Collins was convicted and Read More

Dog Bite Statistics for San Diego County 2011-2012

Recently released dog bite statistics for San Diego California for the period between July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, as reported to the county’s Department of animal services showedRead More

Fatal dog bite attack in Georgia: Missing Boy Found Mauled to Death

Four-year-old, Brayton Carson, reported missing by his mother in the early evening on September 06, 2012, was found dead several hours later in high grass about 90 feet from hisRead 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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Georgia dog bite fatality kills 23-year-old college student in DeKalb

Georgia dog bite fatality victim, Rebecca Carey, described as a person with  an extreme devotion to animals, may have been killed by some of the rescue dogs she took intoRead More

Dog bite statistics in England: Hospital admissions increase in 2011

Dog bite hospital admissions as a result of serious dog bite attack increased in England 5% between April 2011 and May 2012. During this 12 month span, 6130 people requiredRead More