Phil McGraw, better known as TV personality Dr. Phil, and his wife Robin McGraw have been sued by their former best friend and confidant, Janet Harris, who alleges that the couple’s gross negligence resulted in her sustaining serious personal injuries in an attack by the couple’s dog.
Court filings say that Harris was a guest at the couple’s manor in Beverly Hills when their dog, named “Maggie,” brutally mauled her in a sudden, unprovoked attack. She allegedly suffered deep puncture wounds, cuts, and abrasions to her arm and hand, causing uncontrollable bleeding.
Harris required emergency medical treatment for complications that arose from the wounds. She contracted an incapacitating infection called pastuerella multocida, required an extended stay in a nursing home. She spent seven days attached to an IV and was prescribed steroids and antibiotics.
Harris alleges that the couple refused to provide compensation or assistance, leaving her to deal with mounting health issues and financial burdens on her own.
Due to her injuries, Harris claims she was unable to maintain her livelihood and lost her business, the Skin Rejuvenation Center of Beverly Hills. She also claims she indefinitely lost her ability to earn a living practicing her trade. She seeks compensation for general damages, medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.