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We took our toy poodle to a vet to have her teeth pulled. It…

We took our toy poodle...
We took our toy poodle to a vet to have her teeth pulled. It was supposed to make her healthier and help stop her reverse sneezing. We were charged over a thousand dollars and they left the "good" teeth in. One of those "good" teeth has abscessed and busted through her mouth to her face. There is a bad infection and she has 42 antibiotics to take. I feel like we should get our money back plus some for her and our pain and suffering. Do we have a case?
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I'm very sorry to hear about Pepper's condition.

Because the tooth has abscessed, This to me sounds like a classic case of negligence more commonly known as medical malpractice. You may want to sue either the doctor or their malpractice insurance carrier.

Negligence simply means that there was a duty that the other party owed and they breached that duty in some way. What is most important is that it is proven that the defendant breached their duty of care because that is what mostly determines whether there is a cause of action. Basically, the question is, “Did the defendant’s actions fall below the standard of care for a reasonable person in a similar situation?” If the answer to that question is yes, then there is negligence and you are entitled to damages. Damages can be difficult to calculate, but if you click here you can use a calculator help you understand. In most cases, damages are paid out to compensate for medical treatment, lost income, property loss, and pain and suffering.

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