Q: Just how successful are attornies as far as prosecuting malpractice cases against veterinarian surgeons?
My dog had cataract surgery whereas the surgeon really screwed up his eyes and made him worse than before the surgery. My dog never recovered from the procedure and untimely passed away shortly after. I had made several complaints against the surgeon to the clinic and the surgeon herself after the surgery but she always talked over me and I got nowhere except with a handful of bills for 1000's of dollars.
A: I have been practicing law for approximately 20 years and I am not aware of any attorneys who regularly handle veterinarian malpractice cases. In fact, I cannot think of a single example.
In your case, I suppose you could sue the veterinarian for malpractice but you would have to show through expert testimony at least one negligent act committed by the veterinarian. That would be both difficult and expensive.
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