Local man claims dog attack caused him to get more than 40 stitches

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 6, 2013, 5:31pm

GALVESTON - In response to an alleged dog attack two years ago in Galveston, area resident Bruce Brumit seeks damages.

Recent court papers filed May 1 in Galveston County District Court assert Lynn Eads Black, Sarah Black and Don Langford are to blame for the May 5, 2011, incident which injured Brumit.

Brumit was visiting a residence belonging to Lynn Eads Black and occupied by Langford and Sarah Black when the tenants' dog attacked the plaintiff "unprovoked," the lawsuit says.

According to the suit, the canine latched onto Brumit's leg and inflicted injuries that required more than 40 stitches.

It adds the event was not the first time the dog attacked someone, insisting it has bitten "numerous" people and was previously quarantined by the city of Galveston.

"All defendants were aware of the dog's history of attacks when it attacked the plaintiff," the suit says.

  • The respondents are faulted for:

  • Failing to confine or restrict the animal;

  • Failing to stop the dog;

  • Failing to properly train the canine; and

  • Permitting it to have access to the complainant.

Consequently, Brumit seeks unspecified monetary damages.

He is represented by attorney David Buergler of Ramzey Zein-Eldin & Associates in Galveston.

Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-617

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