Personal Injury Lawsuit Over Dog Attack on Airplane

Woman files personal injury lawsuit after alleged dog attack on airplaneShea Johnson has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Louisville International Airport and others after she was bitten by a dog on an aircraft.

The lawsuit alleges that Johnson had boarded a Skywest Airlines flight and was seated across from a man who had a German shepherd on the ground of the cabin, directly across from Johnson, FOX41.com reports.

During the flight, the dog allegedly bit Johnson in the face without any provocation from Johnson. Johnson claims she had to receive extensive medical treatment due to the bites, and currently suffers "permanent injuries and impairments," the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit further claims that the dog should never have been on the flight, given that it was not a service dog, was not housed in an animal carrier or stowed under the seat, according to the news source.

Johnson has named as defendants those entities she believes are responsible for allowing the dog to improperly board the flight, including Louisville International Airport, Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Skywest Airlines and Delta Airlines, the news provider reports.

She is asking for punitive and compensatory damages in her personal injury lawsuit.