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.
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.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.