August 19, 2013 7:53 PM
A charity founded by well-known plaintiff’s attorney Wayne Reaud is being sued over a dog bite.
Mary Staffeld filed suit against The Reaud Charitable Foundation and Michael Cougat on Aug. 12 in Jefferson County District Court in Beaumont.
According to the lawsuit, on April 14, 2012, Staffeld was attacked and bitten by a blue heeler at Reaud's premises on Folsom Drive in Beaumont.
“Unbeknownst to Staffeld, the dog in question had previously attacked and/or bitten at least one other person causing injury,” the suit states. “Although Reaud was fully aware of the unprovoked attack by the dog upon another, defendants failed to … warn plaintiff.”
The suit does not state what Staffeld was doing at the time of the attack.
Seeking damages in amount no more than $500,000, Staffeld is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages
Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.