GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 10-year-old with a fear of dogs was allegedly bitten by one of his foster family’s Doberman Pinschers, the child’s attorney said.

Hillsboro attorney Matthew Kehoe told KOIN 6 the Oregon Department of Human Services was aware of the child’s aversion to animals, and should have never placed him in a home with dogs.

The child’s foster mom, Lillian Yun, allegedly operated a Doberman rescue program out of her home.

A lawsuit claims the child was under Yun’s care when he was bitten by one of the Dobermans. He was allegedly attacked on multiple occasions between February and July of last year.

The child suffered permanent facial scarring that required hospitalization, according to the complaint. The dog bites are said to have caused emotional injury, trauma, nightmares and sleeping problems.

KOIN 6 is waiting for a response from the DHS on the case and will provide updates as they become available.