Pit bull owner sued over alleged injuries to neighbor in attack

Kyle Barnett Aug. 18, 2015, 3:44pm


GRETNA – The owner of a pit bull that allegedly attacked a neighbor, injuring her is being sued.

Thelma Jean Netter, and husband William Caruso Netter, filed suit against Harkeisha T. Young and her insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 22.

Netter alleges that on March 18, 2015 she was standing near the garage of her home located at 2024 Killington Drive in Harvey when Young’s pit bull approached her and lunged at her causing her to attempt to flee and fall on a concrete floor. The plaintiff contends that as she was on the floor the defendant’s pit bull mounted her and lunged for her throat, but she was able to push the dog off of her and escape. Netter asserts she received injuries in the incident to her right shoulder, arm, neck, backhand legs.

The plaintiff claims the pit bull was captured by Jefferson Parish Animal Control at which time Young identified herself as its owner and was cited for not keeping the dog on a leash.

The defendant is accused of possession of a vicious dog, failing to keep her dog on a leash, failing to properly supervise the animal and failing to warn of the danger.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medial expenses, mental pain and suffering, loss of consortium, permanent physical scarring and psychological phobia of large dogs.

Netter is represented by Carl A. Butler of the Kenner-based Butler Law Firm LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.

Case no. 750-828.

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