Tenant blames apartment owner, pet owner for dog attack

By Philip Gonzales | May 19, 2017

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing a Cypress apartment owner and a pet owner, alleging their negligence led to an attack by dogs. 

Jesus Jocelyn Patino Ramirez filed a complaint May 16 in Harris County District Court against Mission Rock Residential Texas LLC and Sherry Matthews-Ferrel, alleging they failed to keep the apartment complex safe for everyone.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 3, 2016, Ramirez sustained serious injuries to her legs and feet when Matthews-Ferrel's dogs viciously attacked her at the The Point at Cypresswoods Apartments in Cypress. Ramirez says she experience pain and suffering, mental anguish and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Matthews-Ferrel negligently maintained her dogs without a leash or restraints and failed to take proper measures to asses the known danger.

Ramirez seeks trial by jury, monetary relief between $200,000 and $1 million, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other equitable relief. She is represented by attorneys Maria Puertin Fernandez Sanchez and Marco Gonzalez of The Gonzalez Law Group PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court Case number 2017-32765

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