A Pennsylvania woman who was bitten by a dog when she was 11 years old has recently filed a personal injury suit against the dog’s owners. Although the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania normally requires that the suit be filed within two years of the dog bite, the fact that the victim was a minor permits her to file suit within two years of becoming 18 years old. The victim was 19 years old at the time she filed suit.
In 1999, the plaintiff was in the home of the dog owners and playing video games with other children when the defendant’s dog attacked her without warning or provocation. The dog bit her in the face, requiring 150 stitches and surgery. The plaintiff still requires another surgergy to correct problems with the cartilege in her nose.
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