TV personality Dr. Phil and his wife Robin McGraw are being sued for personal injuries and damages after their dog allegedly attacked and injured their former best friend at the couple’s mansion RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Janet Harris filed suit against the pair in Santa Monica, California, on Wednesday alleging that the couple’s gross negligence resulted in serious injuries.
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According to court documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, Harris was brutally mauled by the McGraw’s dog ‘Maggie’ without provocation or warning.
The dog bite caused uncontrollable bleeding from deep puncture wounds, as well as cuts and abrasions inflicted on her arm and hand, the lawsuit claims.
“Complications from the dog bite injuries forced Janet to seek emergency medical treatment and required extended home nursing care to recover from an incapacitating infection called pastuerella multocida,” according Nagelberg Bernard Law Group, personal injury lawyers, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of the victim.
“Janet spent 7 days attached to an IV as well as being prescribed steroids and antibiotics.
“The McGraw’s allegedly refused to provide compensation or assistance to Janet to aid with her illness, instead leaving her to deal with mounting health problems and financial burdens alone.
“While their former best friend suffered severe physical pain and mental anguish, the McGraw’s finalized the purchase of a new $29.5 million dollar Beverly Hills mansion.”
Harris has previously appeared on Dr Phil’s television program.
“As a result of the injuries sustained, she was unable to maintain her livelihood, culminating in the loss of her business and indefinite inability to earn a living practicing her trade,” her legal team said.
“The seeks compensation for general damages, medical treatment costs, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering.”
Dr. Phil adopted Maggie from the pound and later discovered she is a rare purebred Korean Jindo. The dogs were bred as hunting dogs and can be highly territorial and unpredictable around strangers.
Janet Harris talks to Dr Phil and wife Robyn in 2009, in happier times.