Thursday, March 17, 2005


According to this story, vet malpractice suits are on the rise. To date, the largest settlement has been $39,000--certainly no small potatoes, but far from zillions. It seems to me there are several issues at work, revolving around how radically the role of pets has changed in the past few years, consumer expectation, and medical competence. It's tricky, especially since, as I mentioned in the last post, the patient can't talk. I feel a Law and Order episode coming on....


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