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Restaurant appologizes after dog attack victim was kicked out

The nation responded with outrage after a young dog bite victim was told she needed to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant because her scars and eye patch were bothering customers. The 3-year-old girl, who was recently victimized in a brutal dog attack involving pit bulls, is still in the process of recovering from her injuries. KFC was quick to apologize.

As a way of saying sorry, the company says it plans to donate $30,000 to the girl's family, which will help them pay for the extensive medical care she requires. The disfigurement caused to the young girl's face will require even more surgeries before her treatment is completed. Family members say that she will no longer look in a mirror and does not want to get out of the car to go into stores.

On the day that the incident took place at KFC, the girl and her grandmother had just returned from a doctor's visit and the girl was hungry. The grandmother asked for an iced tea for herself and ordered mashed potatoes for the girl, thinking they would be easier for her to eat since she was still on her feeding tube. That is when KFC ejected the grandmother and her granddaughter from their store.

This embarrassing incident is just one example of how difficult it can be for a victim to deal with disfigurement following a horrific accident like a dog attack. This kind of public shame is common following many types of accident cases, and it can actually be utilized in civil legal proceedings as a basis for economic restitution. In this story, at least it ends on a happier note, with the girl's family receiving a much-needed donation of $30,000 to help pay for medical expenses.

Source: CNN, "KFC accused of kicking out girl, 3, scarred in pit bull attack" Ralph Ellis and Joe Sutton, Jun. 16, 2014

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