San Jose, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: want to know what i can do to have my vet bills reimbursed and vet program cancelled dr ordered unecessary treatments

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William John Light
William John Light
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you want to claim that your vet bills should be reimbursed, you will need to find another veterinarian to examine the records of the first and give you a detailed declaration, under penalty of perjury, that the first veterinarian's treatment was below the standard of care (i.e., that no reasonable veterinarian would have ordered those treatments). Your expert veterinarian will need to specify exactly which treatments were below the standard of care and why. You can then sue the first veterinarian in Small Claims for a refund. You can received a Judgment of up to $10k. It will likely cost you a couple thousand dollars, at least, to have a veterinarian do this work for you. After you have spent that money, there is no guarantee that another veterinarian will agree that the work was below the standard of care. Further, in Small Claims, there is no guarantee that the Judge will agree with your new veterinarian, after hearing testimony from the veterinarian you are suing.

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