GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing her neighbors after her daughter allegedly received serious injuries when attacked by dogs.

Stephanie S. Gambino, on behalf of her minor child, filed suit against Ruston J. Rodrigue and Gabriele Bridges in the 24th Judicial District Court on March. 21. Gambino claims her daughter visited the Rodrigue residence to deliver a bracelet that Rodrigue requested she make for him. The plaintiff alleges that when her the defendant opened his door to retrieve the bracelet two pit bulls escaped the residence and attacked the girl. Gambino assets her daughter received serious and permanent injuries in the mauling to her body and left arm that required hundreds of stitches and a four-day hospitalization.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly maintain the premises, failing to warn guests of known hazardous and dangerous conditions, failing to adequately secure their property from a known hazard, placing guests in perilous situation by lack of control over a known hazard, creating a known  defective condition, failing to correct a known hazard and failing to take adequate precautions to prevent placing guests in a knowingly dangerous situation.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for mental pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses, scarring and disfigurement.

Gambino is represented by attorney Charlsey J. Wolff on New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Henry G. Sullivan Jr.

Case no. 725-095.

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