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Richard H. Polsky, PhD, 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.

Pit bull dog bite expert opinion about dog bite injury inflicted by pit bulls

As a pit bull dog bite expert, I strongly oppose breed-specific legislation.  Given this, I feel compelled to make my readers aware of a dog bite study published in 2011 which cogently argued thatRead More

Additional Texas dog bite fatalities in 2015

  Previously I listed reasons why Texas leads the nation with regard to the number of people killed annually by dogs. One may be the culture of Texas, particularly in rural areasRead More

Why the high frequency of fatal dog bite attacks in So. California?

  Fatal dog attacks and severe dog maulings on people happen in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, California at alarmingly high rates. As an animal behavior dog bite expert, IRead More

Vicious pitbull attacks captured on video in New York

Deadly and vicious pit bull attacks attacks on people are not uncommon; however, rarely is the incident captured on video by a bystander and then subsequently posted on the internetRead More

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Mississippi dog bite expert opinion about police dog bite at MS. St. football game

In this post, Dr. Richard Polsky Ph.D., a Mississippi dog bite expert, offers expert opinion about a dog bite inflicted to an innocent bystander by a police dog at a crowded LSU-MississippiRead More

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Statistics & factors affecting risk for dog bite injury in Florida

Epidemiological and statistical data which describe dog bite injury can facilitate the implementation of public health policies and dog bite prevention strategies. For example, if statistics show that most dogRead More

Dog Whisperer sued for negligence in California in dog bite attack

Neither myself nor other animal behavior specialists with advanced academic training in animal behavior are big fans of the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan. And Milan, despite his total lack of credentials,Read More

$36 million in punitive damages for Georgia dog bite victim

Vicious dog attacks on people may inspire dog bite attorneys to include a punitive damages claim in their lawsuit in addition to the usual claim for customary compensatory damages and otherRead More

Dog bite frequency rate increases dramatically in England

  For the most part, dog bite epidemiological statistics are remarkably similar between Western countries, such as United States Canada Australia, England, and Belgium. A large literature has been amassedRead More

$500,000 punitive damage award in Rottweiler dog bite attack in Hawaii

A claim for punitive damages may be included in a dog bite lawsuit where gross negligence is alleged. Often however, the inclusion is opposed by the defense, or it mayRead More