William H. Chamblee and Weston L. Hall obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of a dog owner. Over a five-day trial in the 48th Judicial District in Tarrant County after more than four years of discovery, jurors heard the details surrounding the bite, and the extensive damage claims being alleged by Plaintiff. In seeking nearly $3,000,000, Plaintiff alleged she had developed complex regional pain syndrome and had extensive complications from the bite on her hand. She was seeking mental anguish, pain and suffering, and even mental health damages because she alleged our clients failed to properly manage their dog.
In addition, Plaintiff was seeking gross negligence damages, alleging our clients knew the dog was dangerous and did not act accordingly. After extensive witness testimony and multiple experts in both medicine and animal behavior, the jury deliberated for about two hours before they returned with a unanimous defense verdict, finding no negligence on the part of our client.