Houston, TX asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas

Q: Can I sue someone for their animal infecting my grandkids with ring worm

The kids grand father has a bunch of cats and my grandkids now has ring worms all over them. The grandfather was told that the cats had ring worms and hasn’t done anything to correct this issue.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, ringworm could be a difficult form of injury upon which to base damages in a lawsuit. Added to that is the element of causality, where you would need to demonstrate the specific source of the ringworm. But you could contact attorneys in your area to ask their opinion; that would be the most reliable way to determine whether you have the basis for a meaningful case. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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