A then eight-year-old girl sustained injuries to her right thumb due to a dog bite after she was asked to help a veterinary employee capture a runaway animal.
According the John Kirkton of the Jury Verdict Reporter, this verdict is the highest verdict in the history of Illinois stemming from a dog bite. The previous record verdict in DuPage County was $335,000. Kirkton also confirmed that this verdict is the highest in the state for a thumb injury without other significant trauma.
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