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Plumber left with residual scarring after dog attack — $120,000 settlement

Type of action: Personal injury, dog bite attack

Tried before: Mediation

Date resolved: 7/28/2022

Special damages: $10,000 in medical expenses; $15,000 in lost wages

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $120,000

Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Sidney Kirstein, Lynchburg

Description of case: A plumber who was working on outdoor water line was attacked and severely bitten by a dog when the owner failed to restrain his three dogs inside his home while opening the front door to pay the plumber. The dogs had a history of attacking several other visitors. The plumber was out of work for two and a half months, residual scarring to foot and leg.

Plaintiff’s attorney Sidney Kirstein provided case information.

[022-T-123]