PITTSBURGH - Attorneys for the family of Maddox Derkosh, mauled to death after falling into an exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in November, are seeking the public’s help in building their case.
The Derkosh’s filed a wrongful death complaint against the zoo in May, claiming the African Painted Dog exhibit was unsafe. Attorneys for the family want the public’s input about the exhibit.
Channel 11’s Rick Earle reported they are asking zoo visitors, volunteers, non-management employees and former employees to come forward with information about the exhibit, which has since been removed from the zoo.
Legal analyst Phil Dilucente said, “I think any lawyer that has a high profile case like this, that has a minor child, resulting in death … that I think it would be dilatory if they don't take these types of actions.”
Parents sue Pittsburgh Zoo in boy's mauling death