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Can a Pet Owner Sue a Veterinarian?

Veterinarians are in the practice of helping animals—not harming them. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to treating people’s pets, anything can happen. For example, animals don’t always respond positively to treatment, and pet owners often place the blame in such situations on the veterinarian. In addition, veterinarians sometimes make mistakes that jeopardize the health of […]

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Can a Vet Sue an Owner Following a Dog Bite?

Veterinarians routinely deal with agitated and unruly animals. Therefore, it isn’t unusual for veterinarians to suffer the occasional bite or scratch. Although many of these incidents are minor, veterinarians sometimes suffer serious injuries. This raises the following question: can a vet sue an owner following a dog bite?  Dog Owners are Generally Liable for Bites […]

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What is Veterinary Malpractice?

Veterinary malpractice occurs when a veterinarian harms an animal due to incompetence, carelessness, or a mistake in judgment. However, not all veterinary errors are malpractice, and just because an animal gets worse following treatment, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the veterinarian who treated the animal is liable for malpractice. As a veterinarian, the threat of […]

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Avoiding Veterinary Malpractice Lawsuits

A veterinarian commits veterinary malpractice when he or she fails to meet the standard of care that is expected of other veterinarians. The veterinary standard of care is behavior that adheres to the normal practices and protocols of the veterinary field. As a veterinarian, you are always at risk of being sued for veterinary malpractice. […]

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Can a Veterinarian Sue a Customer for a Dog Bite?

Veterinarians occasionally must deal with unruly dogs. Therefore, an occasional dog bite is seen by most veterinarians as an accepted occupational hazard. Despite this, a veterinarian sometimes suffers serious enough injuries to seek legal recourse against a dog’s owner. In this article, we examine whether a veterinarian can successfully sue a customer for a dog […]

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Understanding Veterinary Malpractice Litigation

Veterinarians are required by law to adhere to the protocols and practices of the veterinary field. When a veterinarian fails to meet the standard of care for the veterinary industry, he or she may be sued for veterinary malpractice. As a veterinarian, it’s important that you understand how to avoid becoming the recipient of a […]

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