Apr 07, 2009 Lawsuit: East Carondelet Pit Bull Attacked Visiting Woman

East Carondelet - Karie Darnell filed a lawsuit against Debra K. and A.J. Mikel in St. Clair County Circuit Court on April 2.
The little town of East Carondelet is home to an historic
18th centuryFrench house.  It doesn't need pit bulls.

She says she was visiting the couple at an East Carondelet residence on June 18, 2007, when Rocky, the Mikels' pit bull terrier dog, bit her left hand and wrist.

Because of the unprovoked attack, Darnell says she suffered severe and permanent injuries and incurred medical costs of more than $10,000. She also lost wages of more than $2,000, according to the complaint.

The Mikels knew Rocky had a vicious and dangerous propensity and knew he had exhibited aggressive and violent behavior toward others, but failed to warn Darnell of the dog's dangerous tendencies and failed to maintain control of him, the suit states.

Read more:
Madison-St. Clair Record

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