'Fierce and Mischievous Nature'
Edmonton, CA - An Edmonton man is suing the owner of a pit bull named George for nearly $2 million, alleging a piece of his ear disappeared when he was viciously bitten by the dog. According to a statement of claim filed Dec. 12, Garry Zimmerman was working at the home of Andy Polo on Dec. 15, 2006, when George attacked him without warning, causing him serious and permanent injuries.
"The alleged injuries are a missing piece of ear, disfigurement, hearing loss, scarring, loss of senses, headaches, neck pain, insomnia, and ongoing pain and suffering. As well, Zimmerman claims he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, nightmares, anxiety disorder, behavioural problems, emotional upset and fear of dogs. Zimmerman also alleges he will need plastic surgery, psychological and psychiatric therapy, and medical treatment, and has and will continue to suffer a loss of income."
Zimmerman added that Andy Polo was negligent for failing to sufficiently restrain and maintain control of his dog, and failing to ensure his safety in the home. He also stated that the dog had a known propensity to attack and Polo knew or ought to have known that George was of a "fierce and mischievous nature" and was accustomed to biting or attempting to bite."
One can only hope that a judge awards Zimmerman the full $2 million.
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