The Daily Pennsylvanian is a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Lisa Hanold, of Medford Lakes, New Jersey, filed the suit with her parents in April 1988, charging that she was permanently scarred while she was studying at VHUP in a program run by Harcum Junior College. Her suit alleges that the University was negligent because hospital officials failed to properly supervise her in the handling of the animal. Her attorney said Hanold is seeking in excess of $100,000 for her pain and suffering. "VHUP and Harcum failed to provide proper instruction in the handling of the dog," Hanold's attorney Susan Claypoole said. "They failed to muzzle the dog and they failed in supervision of the practicum, specifically in handling and restraining the animal." University lawyers would not comment on the case this week, but in a response filed with the court, they wrote that the University was not responsible for Hanold's training. The University has filed a cross-complaint against Harcum, blaming them with the negligence. The University's response also alleges that Hanold herself was negligent. Hanold alleges that she suffered multiple injuries on the face and neck from the attack and has permanent scarring on her face. "She has to have several additional surgeries in an attempt reduce the scarring on her face," said Claypoole. A jury trial is scheduled in federal court in front of front of Judge Ronald Buckwalter for November 26.

Comments powered by Disqus

Please note All comments are eligible for publication in The Daily Pennsylvanian.