Los Angeles, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California

Q: Our dog was spayed , but did not do well post op. She was seen 3 days post op and was diagnosed as a urinary infection.

The dog was given an injection of antibiotics and sent home with owner. She did not do well and was taken to a veterinarian ER. Emergency surgery was done , showing that the original vet had tied off her left ureter. There was intense inflammation, leaking of urine into the peritoneal cavity, diffuse adhesions to intra-abdominal structures and the kidney had to be removed. We claim negligence for tying off the wrong anatomic structure resulting in loss of one kidney and the risk of future medical bills, illness and shortened life expectancy and risk of future bowel problems and kidney failure.

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info is needed.

do you have a doctor that would testify to what you said?

i suspect this is the kind of case you would consider taking to small claims where you can sue for up to $10k.

however, getting pain and suffering for an animal is difficult.

maybe in addition to a negligence action, you could consider a breach of contract too..................make an appointment with a local negligence lawyer to get their opinion.

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