Denver television news anchor Kyle Dyer, of KUSA-TV, has returned to work more than a month after she was bitten in the face by an 85-pound Argentine mastiff. The attack happened during a live TV segment with the dog’s owner and a firefighter who had rescued the pet from a pond.
When Dyer bent down to give the dog a kiss, the pooch tore into her face on-the-air. The news broadcast quickly cut away to a weatherman, while Dyer was attended to by medical personnel for the bite.
Dyer received 90 stitches and underwent two operations. She has V-shaped scar lines on the top of her mouth, but fortunately, Dyer no longer has difficulty talking. She said last week it may take months to get feeling back on her lips.
Dyer called the incident an” accident” and is glad the dog is home after it spent 10 days in mandatory quarantine.
While hospitalized, Dyer also underwent an unrelated hip-replacement surgery while on leave from the morning show.
Dyer handled the situation with optimism, and the morning news anchor spoke about her recovery on the ‘Today’ show. Dyer said she was grateful to everyone for all the thoughts, prayers, cards, letters, e-mails, and social-media posts.
This incident proved, once again, that anyone can be the victim of a dog bite. This news anchor is fortunate that the damage to her face isn’t worse.
Like many states, California has laws that hold the owner completely liable for such an attack, even if the dog has never bitten anyone before. This strict liability statue eliminates the “one bite rule,” which means protection for victims.
If you or someone you love was bitten by someone else’s dog, you need to consult an experienced attorney to see if you have grounds for an injury claim. The time you have to file a lawsuit is limited so it’s important that you do this as quickly as possible following a dog bite injury.
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