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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My 13 yr old dog walked into the clinic on her own but came out later that day paralyzed. Do I have any recourse?
Mr. Stephen A. Sauer
Mr. Stephen A. Sauer answered on Aug 28, 2014

It will depend on why she was paralyzed. Just because her treatment did not go well does not necessarily mean your vet was negligent. You will need another veternarian to examine your dog and the dog's medical records to determine if he/she thinks the first vet violated the standard of care... Read more »

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Q: is criminal trespassing a class a or c misdemeanor

in tenn

Mr. Stephen A. Sauer
Mr. Stephen A. Sauer answered on Aug 28, 2014

Criminal trespassing is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and up to $50 fine. Aggravated criminal trespassing, which can be a Class A or B misdemeanor depending on the facts. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable for up to 11 months 29 days in jail and up to $2500 fine; a... Read more »

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Q: If you have 2 surgeries on the same injury. Is or can the settlement be double? First surgery wasn't a success.

I had a knee surgery in February. After weeks of therapy, it just wasn't getting any better. So, I returned to my Dr. and he suggested another MRI which showed my knee hadn't "healed properly" and suggested I have another surgery to remove my cartilage as was his original plan... Read more »

Mr. Stephen A. Sauer
Mr. Stephen A. Sauer answered on Aug 28, 2014

While having to have additional medical treatment won't necessarily double your settlement value, it will likely increase the value since it adds to the pain and suffering you endure as a result of someone's negligence.

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