Barberton, OH asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Ohio

Q: Can I sue the veterinarian if the kitten dies the day after she has been examined by the veterinarian?

I had a kitten that just passed away this morning after being sent home the day before as if the kitten would be okay without being hospitalized? I went to the vet so that thwy could administer the appropriate care to save her life but the veterinarian did not sufficiently treat the kitten who they said would be fine. If the kitten was properly cared for she would have survived

1 Lawyer Answer
Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Worthington, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Probably not. You would need to prove the veterinarian recklessly treated your kitten, and even so, your recovery would be limited to the "value" of the kitten. Without knowing more, it is difficult to assess.

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