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Posted on January 20, 2012 by

Postal Worker Bit by German Shepherd

Mail Carrier Sues Dog Owner Over Bite

A mail carrier has filed suit against the owner of a dog that bit her after breaking through a screen door at a home where she was delivering mail, according to court documents.

The lawsuit was filed by a former U.S. Postal Service employee who says a German Shepherd bit her, causing physical pain and severe emotional distress.

The dog jumped through a screen door onto the front porch where the postal worker had just delivered the mail, chased her into the yard and bit her on her inner and outer left thigh.

Suit was filed for medical expenses and lost wages as the victim claims the attack contributed to the her decision to quit her job.  The allegations also include the dog owner should have restrained the dog knowing that the mail carrier would be arriving to deliver the mail.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S. Almost one in five of those who are bitten (a total of 885,000) require medical attention for dog bite-related injuries.

For more information on dog bite injury cases, contact an experienced Missouri injury attorney at Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys, P.C. at (314) 241-1020.