Man sues after his face is disfigured by so-called “emotional support dog” on Delta Airlines flight
| Yahoo! News – A Delta passenger who was mauled by an emotional support dog is now suing the airline and the dog’s owner for negligence, saying that the animal wasn’t properly vetted before boarding the plane.
Marlin Jackson of Atlanta, Ga., was sitting in the window seat of a flight from Atlanta to San Diego, Calif., in June 2017 when the dog sitting on the lap of his neighbor, Ronald Mundy, pinned Jackson against the window and bit his face.
According to the lawsuit filed in Fulton County, Ga., and obtained by Yahoo Lifestyle, Mundy briefly pulled the dog away.
However, the animal broke free from the owner’s grip and mauled Jackson’s face.
“The attacks caused extensive facial damage including deep lacerations and punctures to the nose and mouth,” the lawsuit reads. “In fact, Mr. Jackson bled so profusely that the entire row of seats had to be removed from the airplane.”
The lawsuit details the resulting injuries Jackson suffered, which includes a total of 28 stitches to his face and upper body, as well as the loss of sensation to the affected areas of his face.
Mundy, a military service member with the U.S. Marine Corps, said “the dog was issued to him for support,” according to a police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Read more.