Schulze v. McGrath
At a hearing in damages, a court can award economic damages for medical expenses and non-economic damages, for pain and suffering. Allegedly, the plaintiff, Else Schulze, worked as a registered nurse and traveled to the defendant's property, to provide care to the defendant. A dog allegedly attacked the plaintiff and bit the plaintiff's arm, face and buttock. The plaintiff allegedly suffered emotional distress and suffers from panic attacks and exacerbation of other medical conditions. The plaintiff's medical expenses were $3,984. The defendants were defaulted for failure to appear. At a hearing in damages, the court awarded the plaintiff damages of $43,984, for economic and non-economic damages.