Boy awarded $155,000 after being bitten by a dog

  • Date: May 31, 2019
  • Victim’s Age: 8 years old
  • Victim’s Sex: Male
  • Occupation: N/A
  • Place: Ontario
  • Compensation/ Settlement Amount: $155,000.
  • Breed of Dog: N/A
  • On/Off property: ON
  • Owner of the dog: N/A
  • Chained: N/A
  • Relationship to dog: Non-Family
  • Multiple dogs: No
  • Injuries sustained: bites to his face


An eight-year-old boy in Ontario was badly bitten on the face by a dog. He sustained multiple lacerations to his face requiring sutures and leaving a scar.

The Dog Attack

On May 31, 2019, the victim was attacked by a dog while visiting someone’s house. The victim was treated at the emergency department of St. Joseph’s Hospital for a laceration on his left cheek and 3 lacerations on his eyebrow. The victim’s mother initiated a lawsuit against the dog owner and reached a court-approved settlement on January 9, 2021.

Victim injuries from a Dog attack/ dog bite injury.

He suffered a 1.5 by 0.8 centimeter cut on his right cheek requiring 5 stitches. The wound left permanent scarring. 

Compensation for victim

The court-approved settlement was for $155,000 in general damages.



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