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How can I find a lawyer that will look into my pet's death while in a veterinarian's care?

Asked by user in Texas.

I took my cat in for a nail trim on 3/19/21. The vet released him with no indications that anything was wrong. A couple of days later, the vet called to tell me he was diabetic and I needed to bring him in for treatment. My cat was put to sleep on 3/28/21.

Answered by Enjuris Editors:

I’m so sorry this happened to you.

Based on the information you gave me, it’s not clear whether your veterinarian’s negligence caused your cat’s death.

If you’re interested in pursuing a claim, you can find an attorney near you using our free online directory. Most initial consultations are free.

In the meantime, you can learn more about veterinary malpractice lawsuits here, including how to prove malpractice and what damages are typically available.

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