As reported by Philip Gonzales in the Northern California Record, the family of a Fresno man has filed a lawsuit in the Fresno County Superior Court against several defendants alleging negligence and wrongful death in the death of their family member. According to the complaint, the man’s body was found in a canal on July 5, 2016. The cause of death was drowning; however, there were wounds that on his body that appear to be bite marks. The family members allege the attack contributed to his death. The suit is alleging that the defendants are responsible for damages for failing to restrain their dogs and secure their premises. The suit is seeking a variety of financial and non-economic damages.
The CDC states that 4.6 million people are bitten by a dog each year in the United States and roughly 20 percent of those dog bites become infected. A dog bite is a serious injury that can require multiple surgeries, months of painful treatments, and cause permanent damage. For dog bite injury victims, the physical,