SF wants $75,000 back from tiger attack survivor - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

SF wants $75,000 back from tiger attack survivor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials want a survivor of a Christmas 2007 tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo to reimburse the city more than $75,000 for his medical treatment. They're asking that the money come out of any cash settlement the victim may receive.

The man suffered deep cuts and bites and underwent surgery to repair damage to his knees, according to a claim he and his brother filed last spring. The filing comes less than two months after the brothers sued the San Francisco Police Department, the zoo and a public relations firm hired by the zoo in the days after the attack.

The lawsuit accuses the zoo of negligence because the tiger enclosure was lower than recommended national standards.

A friend of the brothers was killed in the attack by a 243-pound tiger Siberian tiger named Tatiana, who escaped from its enclosure.            

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