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26 February 2013 :: 16:02:01 pm 72309

Phuket Pit Bull Owner Sued After Savage Dog Attack

The mother of a 33-year-old man who was mauled by three Pit Bulldogs in Phuket has sued the dogs’ owner after her son incurred a 700,000 THB hospital bill. Her son was walking past the dog owner’s house when the deadly beasts attacked him.
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PHUKET – February 25, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; A complaint was filed at the Vichit police station by the mother of a man who had been attacked by three Pit Bull Terriers. The complaint was received by investigation officer Pol. Lt. Col. Sanit Nurit.

The mother making the complaint was identified as Mrs. Benjalak Aekphaibul, age 65, from Suan Thai village, Tambon Vichit, Phuket. She was accompanied by her lawyer, Ms. Sirilak Suthajirakul Khoomwong of the SR law office.

The two women had brought the evidence of the photograph of the wounds suffered by Mrs. Benjalak’s son, as well as the hospital bills and other expenses incurred in treating his injuries. The dog attack victim was identified as Mr. Theansak Aekphaibul, age 33.

The complaint alleges that her son was bitten and severely injured by three American Pit Bull Terriers, requiring two months of hospital treatment. He was released on February 6, 2013 from the Krungthep Phuket hospital, Amphur Meuang Phuket.

The complaint accuses the dogs’ owner of being negligent in allowing his dogs to harm other people. The incident occurred on February 6, 2013, at 8.30 a.m., while Mr. Theansak was walking in front of the house of the dog owner, Mr. Prasert (no surname available).

Three American Pit Bull Terrier dogs rushed out from the house and savagely attacked Mr. Theansak. Neighbors who saw the mauling rushed over to assist the victim, and sent him to Krungthep Phuket hospital.

Mr. Theansak had suffered serious wounds in his legs that had torn off nearly all the leg muscle. The damage was so severe that doctors had considered amputating a leg. There were also wounds on Mr. Theansak’s right arm and severe facial bites under his eyes. His wounds required more than 100 stitches and he spent about two months in the hospital.

On February 22, 2013, the two parties met in the children and family court to discuss a settlement and compromise. Presiding over the mediation was Mrs. Jantha Kulveeraaree, the justice of the court. At the meeting were Mrs. Bejalak and her lawyer; the Pitbull dogs’ owner Mr. Prasert; and the investigation officer.

But they could not compromise, after Mrs. Bejalak stated that that the expenses for her son’s treatment at Krungthep Phuket hospital totaled more than 700,000 THB. Mr. Prasert would agree to pay only some of the bill, but not the entire amount. He told Mrs. Benjalak to sue for the indemnity.

As a result, Mrs. Benjalak came to the Vichhit police station with her lawyer to file the complaint to prosecute the owner according to the law. The investigation officer receiving her complaint, Pol. Lt. Col. Sanit Nurit, said that he will issue the warrant to call the owner of the dogs to investigate and proceed with the case.

Initially, the victim notified to prosecute the owner in an accusation of being careless and ignoring his dogs until they did harm to other people, for which the punishment would include both jail time and a fine.

The victim’s mother is also the aunt of Mr. Boonsin Aekphaibul, the Executive Committee of Theansin Mitsubishi Phuket Co., Ltd. the representative company selling Mitsubishi automobiles in Phuket and also the executive of a well-known hotel in Phuket.

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