Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about your loss. You may consider using a civil litigation attorney to file an action for negligence against your vet.
Ok, good to know. I have been at a loss as to where to turn and that gives me something to head towards and investigate.
At least it gives you options. Again, I am sorry you had to go through this.
Should I do that before disputing the bill and calling the state veterinary board?
You probably want to consult with the lawyer who will be handling the case. That way you have the advantage of being able to use the process to potentially gather evidence and not inadvertently say anything that could be taken in a manner that is contrary to your potential case.
Ok, thanks for the advice. I think that is all I had to ask.
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