(Closed) MOH pulled a Judas move

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 215
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

my best friend’s dog bit me. the dog had bitten others before and randomly bit me as well. it was pretty serious, left a permanent scar, and was quite an ordeal. it resulted in a fear of big dogs for me too. i also could have sued her. i didn’t tho. nor did i ask for any kind of money from her. 10+ years later we’re still friends and she is a very important person in my life. i would rather have that than some cash from a settlement. i understand dog bites are serious and traumatic since it happened to me, and especially since her dog had bit someone before it shouldn’t have happened again. but i just couldn’t sue her, i love this girl way too much and our friendship before and after the bite is invaluable. just trying to say to the OP, as a bff dog bite victim myself, i understand that despite the reality/seriousness of a dog bite that i’ve got empathy for you for being hurt by a lawsuit.

Post # 217
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

I find this amazing.

I was bit by a dog. It sliced off the back of my earlobe. I didn’t sue and I did not report the dog. I was barely friends with the owner. We were at a party and people thought it was funny to get the dog drunk. 

I didn’t need stitches because it was a clean cut straight down the back of the ear, nothing to sew back together. I still feel the little lump back there where the scar tissue is.

So I think your friend is crappy indeed, because the dog owners didn’t even offer to pay for my anything now that I think about it. They were so sorry and so worried about what would happen to their dog. I wasn’t ruined for life, except for the hour long drama where I thought a piece of my ear was outside on the deck and I made the people at the party let me go back and look for it. Then I decided that the dog had eaten it.

Turns out you can barely notice it on my ear unless I flip it back and show it. 

So yeah, your friend is overreacting and just because you have the “right” to sue and protect yourself doesn’t mean you should take advantage unnecessarily. 

Post # 218
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

Oh, but about the lawsuit, I advise you to find every scrap of communication you have about it from her to submit in court. 

Post # 219
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

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@missy92264:  Yes, she told me she hated the dog AFTER he bit her.  Before that, she’d been playing with him and handfeeding him.  There was no tension before that.  We’re not stupid.  We introduced her to him and they were fine up until the dog bite.


How interesting. I never hated Doss, the dog that bit my ear, not before or after. I guess he’s dead now, because that happened, geez in the late 90’s. 

Post # 220
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

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@StuporDuck:  I have been “attacked” by an animal and did not know the owners as “very best friends.” The rot could have ripped my whole neck open, but I did not sue. I am not dramatized.

My puppy bit a girl who kept trying to put a stick in the puppy’s mouth. I took care of her cut, took her to her mom, explained everything, and NEVER heard another word about it. I did not know these people before that. She was just a stranger kid who wanted to pet my puppies, along with 6 other kids, and I was trying to watch what the kids were doing with both puppies when it happened. I told the girl 2 times to stop putting the stick near my puppy’s mouth, but she kept doing it. Then she got bit.

So not everyone has to handle it in court and not everyone is so self-centered that they have to “make sure” they get what they are due over an accident. 

 

Post # 222
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Helper bee

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@MissFireFlower:  I know at least in Arizona that the doctor legally has to report any kind of animal bite be it dog or cat. If the owner can show a proof of rabies that is up to date then the animal will be under house arrest for 10 days and after that point must be examined by a doctor. If they can’t provide proof, then the animal will be quarantined at their facility for 6 months or euthanized so the brain can be examined and the owner will be heavily fined. I think her friend is overreacting a bit since they told her several times to send them her medical bills so they could pay for it. If they didn’t do so after a week or two (not including honeymoon time) then I would bring in legal counseling.

OP, like others have said, I would bring up the dress at the settlement thing. I don’t think she’ll be willing to talk about it at this point since she didn’t even want to discuss the legal issue with you personally. Good luck with the situation and I hope things settle down.

Post # 223
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This makes me so sad! I am so sorry! on the upside your husband sounds like an amazing man!

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