Woman claims vicious dog attacked her at St. Louis home

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Mangoleta R. Ali and Services & Solutions LLC, alleging failure to warn of a vicious dog and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Mangoleta R. Ali and Services & Solutions LLC, alleging failure to warn of a vicious dog and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Cynthia Punzalan filed a complaint on Feb. 26 in the St. Louis Circuit Court alleging Ali failed to restrain her dog to protect others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 10, 2016, she was attacked and bitten by Ali's dog without provocation while visiting her home. She allegedly suffered injuries that resulted in pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, permanent scarring, lost wages, and medical expenses. Punzalan lawyers filed a lien against Ali's home at 2616 Louisiana Ave. in St. Louis as part of a claim related to the attack, and Ali allegedly then transferred ownership of the property to Services & Solutions.

The plaintiff holds Ali and Services & Solutions responsible because Ali allegedly continued to posses the dog after becoming aware of its vicious and dangerous propensities, and failed to warn others of the existing danger. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks damages of more than $25,000, plus costs of this action, and any further relief as the court deems proper and just. She is represented by Andrew L. Drazen of Page Law LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00418

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