A woman is suing over claims she was seriously injured after being attacked by a dog.

Fairouz Barhoumeh filed a lawsuit Oct. 24 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Melissa Sears, citing the Animal Control Act.

Barhoumeh claims she sustained serious injuries on July 9, when the defendant's dog violently attacked her while she was in the alley near 4841 N. Kilpatrick Ave. in Chicago.

The suit accuses Sears of failing to maintain a fence to enclose the dog, carelessly allowed the dog to exit the her premises and failed to monitor the dog.

Barhoumeh is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum. She is being represented by Kilgallon Law Offices in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011760.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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