CHILDHOOD INJURY AND TRAUMA


          Meryhew v. Fortin          Kennebec County Superior Court          Augusta, Maine

     The eight year old Plaintiff received an out of court settlement of $120,000 secondary to physical and PTSD related psychological injuries.  The boy was bitten by a black Labrador Retriever-Doberman pincher cross.  The Plaintiff was trespassing when he was bitten.  Deposition testimony by Dr.Charles Robinson outlined the potential reoccurrence of psychological symptoms in adolescence secondary to the boy’s physical appearance as well as the traumatic aftermath for the boy and his family following the dog's attack. 

                              Plaintiff's Attorney:

                              Eric Mehnert, Esq.                              Augusta, Maine                              (207) 623-1455

(See also newspaper article "$120,000 awarded in dog attack case")