Henry Piotrowski, 90 years old, of Staten Island, New York, was mauled by two pit bulls on July 1, 2008, and died on August 17, 2008. The dogs attacked him in his own garden. One of his legs had to be amputated, and he had been in the hospital since the attack. (Click here to read the article.)
New York’s dog bite statute provides strict liability only for medical bills. For compensation other than medical bills, New York is a one bite state.