Pitbull Mauling Deaths in Detroit

  title={Pitbull Mauling Deaths in Detroit},
  author={Cheryl Loewe and Francisco J Diaz and J. F. Bechinski},
  journal={The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology},
Between the years 1987 and 2005, there were 6 deaths reported in Wayne County, Michigan, associated with pitbull dog attacks. This article discusses the age incidence, scene investigation, nature of the injuries, and discussion relative to fatal dog attacks, an unusual accidental type of death. 

Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs

Attacks by pit bulls are associated with higher morbidity rates, higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death than are attacks by other breeds of dogs.

A Case of Postmortem Canine Depredation.

The medical examiner concluded that the cause of death was natural disease and that those injuries found on her body were produced by at least one of the dogs who shared the premises and positively identified the remains by collecting material defecated by the animal and using radiologic and dental comparison techniques.

Cave canem: bite mark analysis in a fatal dog pack attack.

Bite marks analysis provided conclusive evidences in identifying the offending animals and may be important to give details about bite circumstances and predisposition of specific breeds of dogs to bite or inflict severe bites.

Ataque mortal por perros de raza rottweiller a una mujer adulta: posible ataque en manada y antropofagia postmortal: Revisión y análisis de un caso de autopsia médico legal

The conclusion of the medicolegal investigation indicates that the woman was probaly attacked by only one of the dogs and after death one or both dogs ate anatomic parts of the body (head).

Experience in the management of acute wounds by dog bite in a hospital of third level of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Mexico.

The right management of dog bite wounds in all the health care levels improve the patient prognosis, and most of the wounds can be managed by primary closure and other reconstructive techniques with confidence.

Utilization of Imaging in the Management of Pediatric Dog Bites

This study confirms that it is feasible to institute guidelines for ordering imaging studies in dog bite patients, and this will ultimately reduce radiation exposure and the cost of care for these injuries.

Defaming Rover: Error-Based Latent Rhetoric in the Medical Literature on Dog Bites

Analysis of reports by human health care professionals concerning dog bite injuries published in the peer-reviewed medical literature revealed misinformation about human–canine interactions, the significance of breed and breed characteristics, and the frequency of dog bite–related injuries.



Evaluation of fatal dog bites: the view of the medical examiner and animal behaviorist.

The multidisciplinary evaluation of fatal dog bites in the context of a case emphasizes detailed examination of the animals including matching of bite marks, autopsy, and canine behavioral analysis.

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Unusual injuries: savaged to death by dogs.

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Life-threatening dog attacks: a devastating combination of penetrating and blunt injuries.

The blunt component of injury can have devastating consequences reflected in acute arterial, brain, and spinal cord injury in children suffering life-threatening dog bites.

Dogs that bite.

Most victims are bitten by male dogs which they either own or have had frequent contact with, and the bite occurs in the dog's home.

Fatal dog attacks, 1989-1994.

Breeds of dogs involved in fatal human attacks in the United States between 1979 and 1998.

Although fatal attacks on humans appear to be a breed-specific problem (pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers), other breeds may bite and cause fatalities at higher rates and enforcement of breed- specific ordinances raises constitutional and practical issues.

A Behavioral Analysis of Dog Bites to Children

The epidemiology of dog bites is reviewed, the conditions under which bites occur are examined, and behavioral factors related to the dog and to the child that determine whether a bite will occur are discussed.

Stroke following rottweiler attack.