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Perhaps the only thing more agonizing than enduring a life-threatening illness resulting in permanent chronic medical difficulties and disabilities is watching your child endure it, and being helpless to stop the pain. littlegirl

That was the situation for the parents in Reckis v. Johnson & Johnson, who brought a products liability lawsuit against the makers of a children’s pain reliever for failing to warn them of a deadly illness that was rare, but known to manufacturers when they gave the medicine to their daughter.

They watched as a slight fever and sinus congestion morphed into a rash, then blisters then a misdiagnosis of measles. Then they watched while an entire layer of skin sloughed off and her eyes, mouth and nose bled. They were by her side as she nearly died from a brain aneurysm and seizures and as she battled for survival in a medically-induced coma.

Recently, a three-year-old dog bite victim, severely disfigured after an attack by her grandfather’s pit bulls, made headlines when she was reportedly asked to leave a fast food restaurant by an employee, who asserted she was “scaring” the other customers. kivathepit

The story went vial, the fast food chain was quick to offer a public apology and $30,000 toward the child’s medical expenses. Now, there is question about whether the incident at the restaurant happened. What is not in doubt, however, is that this child did suffer severe injuries as a result of a dog attack, and will require extensive an ongoing care for treatment of those injuries.

West Palm Beach dog bite injury lawyers know that in Florida, victims can pursue damages against the dog’s owner – regardless of the dog’s prior history of vicious acts or the owner’s knowledge of such behavior. This is codified in Florida Statute 767.04.

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