St. Louis County police suspect a dog attack by a pit bull is to blame for the death of a 45-year-old man in Spanish Lake, Missouri. Police were called by relatives of the man who had not seen him in days. The victim was found in his home dead this past Monday morning by police. His body suffered numerous bite marks. The victim had two pit bulls in the home, and police report one of the dogs was so aggressive it has to be put down by an officer. After examination, police report the cause of death was due to fatal injuries on the man’s neck. The victim was an advocate for people with disabilities, serving on boards and starting nonprofits. He also suffered from cerebral palsy. Last year, the victim was awarded the first “Self Advocate of the Year Award for the National Arc of the United States.” Police report the cause of death was due to fatal injuries on the man’s neck.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over half of dog-bite injuries happen in the home with familiar dogs. The CDC reports that people who are more likely to suffer a dog bite are men owning more than one dog in the home. The likelihood of being bitten increases as the number of dogs in the home increases.
Tragically, dog bites happen every day and victims can suffer severe injuries, infection, and even death. If you have been bitten by a dog, you need a Missouri dog bite liability attorney at Meyerkord & Kurth. We are St. Louis’ best personal injury law firm, located in downtown St. Louis. Contact us today.