Manchester, CT asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Connecticut

Q: Misdiagnosis from a veternarian that would have been a simple $1700 ended up as a $6800 surgery, can I get compensated

I suspected a foreign body obstruction in my dog on a Saturday and was told by the ER VET it was probably not a foreign body, the hospital decided an MRI was not necessary but took x-rays on SATURDAY. These x-rays were reviewed by another Dr. on the same day and they confirmed an obstruction but I was not called and informed of this until Tuesday. By then my dog was so sick I had gotten a second opinion and they confirmed a foreign body - went to surgery but by then she had a perforated bowel in three places because the obstruction was not removed in a timely manner. I had to pay $6800 for repair surgery for what should have been a $1700 surgery

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Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts
  • Hartford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: The problem will be getting someone to take the case, because of damages. You might want to address this directly with the Vet.

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