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Plaxico Burress

Neighbor Sues Over Alleged Pitbull Attack

His Dog Mauled Me!

12/2/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pittsburgh Steelers
wide receiver Plaxico Burress needs to keep his vicious pitbull on a short leash ... at least according to his neighbor, who claims the dog violently attacked her earlier this year ... and now she's suing.

Gina Stasinos and her husband filed the lawsuit against Burress, claiming she was walking near his Totowa, NJ mansion back in May when his pitbull got loose and attacked her.

Gina claims she suffered serious and permanent injuries to her head, body, and limbs during the attack ... causing her severe pain and mental anguish, and costing her a ton in medical expenses. She's suing for unspecified damages.

And this is sad ... the husband is suing alongside her, claiming the attack caused him to lose out on the "services" and "companionship" of his wife ... wink wink, nudge nudge.

Calls to Plaxico's lawyer weren't returned.

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I really feel bad for this lady,Nothing worse that getting attacked by a dog. As for her husband, he is a complete moron. Seriously you need some help!!

325 days ago


Obviously, the writer of this article knows absolutely NOTHING about lawsuits. When a married man or woman is injured, whether in a motor vehicle accident, dog attack, or whatever, it is standard procedure for the attorney to file what is called a "consortium claim," i.e., a claim for the loss of services and companionship the spouse suffered because of the wife or husband's injuries. There is nothing unusual about this and, in fact, when insurance companies issue a "settlement check" for such injuries, if the victim is married, the check is made payable to the victim, his/her spouse and their attorney.

325 days ago

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