Man Attacked by Dog in Eureka
EUREKA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2024) — A 70-pound pit bull dog named Claudia viciously attacked Pablo King at a relative’s Eureka home on Jan. 28th, but he wasn’t the dog’s first victim.
The dog had been declared vicious in March 2023 after an attack in the Trinidad area on Ted Pease, his wife Brenda and their dog Stella, according to East Bay Times. Last year’s attack left the victim with a partially severed finger, but the latest victim suffered more severe injuries to his face and was treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
Pablo King was a guest in his brother-in-law’s Eureka home and was there to watch the 49ers game. He was attacked by Claudia in the backyard in an incident that went on for roughly two minutes before the owner came to pull the dog off.
Paramedics responded and the injured man was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka and then airlifted to UC Davis in Sacramento for surgery.
It’s unknown if there will be criminal charges brought against the dog’s owner who was staying at the victim’s brother-in-law’s home at the time of the attack.
The Eureka Police Department received the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office report and working on the case.
Dog Bite Attacks in California
Related: Jury Awards $20 Million in San Luis Obispo County Lawsuit
Every day, roughly one thousand people are treated at hospitals in the United States for dog bite injuries or attacks. Our state ranks second in the country for the number of injuries and deaths due to vicious dog attacks. Overall, nationwide there are roughly 4.5 million dog attacks annually.
Also, in 2020, U.S. homeowners insurance policies paid victims of dog attacks some $854 million in liability claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Johnson Attorneys Group handles personal injury claims due to dog bite attacks, trip and fall accidents and other incidents. We do not represent any of the parties mentioned above. We do not intend to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story or you have legal questions, please contact us.
- Francisco Valencia-Saucedo Survives Fatal Hesperia Crash on Mariposa Road - February 27, 2024
- Fatal Hit-and-run Scooter Crash Santa Barbara Street, Cota Street - February 27, 2024
- Michelle Cruz Struck, Killed Riding Bicycle on Polk Avenue in Fresno - February 27, 2024