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By Renee Nordstrand on October 29, 2012

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On May 20, 2011, a 62-year-old woman was viciously attacked by a pit bull-mastiff mix in the normally quiet North Hollywood apartment complex where she had lived for 13 years.

Unfortunately, it was as if she and other tenants knew it was an attack waiting to happen. Two years before this vicious dog mauling, new tenants had moved into the complex with the dog in tow. Other tenants, as well as the victim, complained to management about the presence of the aggressive animal and wanted them to do something about it.

Apparently, the tenants’ displeasure at the prospect of an aggressive, 70-80 pound pit bull mix living in a small apartment fell on deaf ears and the landlord and property management company took no action to address their complaints. The dog owners, as well as their unwelcome dog, remained on the property.

Fast-forward two years, and as the woman was walking by the unit where the dog lived, it bolted out and attacked her. The dog owners made a hasty retreat and moved out of the building immediately after the attack.

The woman sued the landlord and the property management company for allowing the vicious dog to remain on the property and is seeking damages for emotional distress, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and scarring and disfigurement to her left knee and calf.

The Law Offices of Renée J. Nordstrand is handling this case, and we would like to hear from you if you’ve been the victim of a dog attack. We fight aggressively to get our clients compensation for damages associated with dog bite injuries.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles dog bite lawyers, call us at (818) 981-3530.