A family who claims their son was attacked by a dog at the Sousa Elementary School playground is suing the animal’s owners for $30 million.
Six-year-old Andrew Esposito was standing at the playground, when the dog who was leashed, attacked the boy, said the Esposito’s attorney, Rosemarie Arnold.
The incident took place after school on May 18, she said.
Signs posted at the Sousa playground entrance prohibit dog walking on school property.
“I turn over and I see my son face down in the dirt,” the boy’s father Ed Esposito, told 1010 WINS, which described the dog as a lab mix. “My wife runs over to him and starts screaming ‘his ear, his ear, look for his ear.’”
Doctors were unable to reattach the earlobe, 1010 WINS reported.
Both the dog’s owners and the boy’s family knew each other, Arnold said.
One of the owners “is a pediatric emergency room doctor and didn’t do anything to render medical aid to the boy,” Arnold told Patch.
The dog's owners had no comment.
Meanwhile, Andrew Esposito is seeing a plastic surgeon on Tuesday to see about reconstruction, Arnold said.