In Gonzalez v. South Texas Veterinary Association, the plaintiff acquired a cat whose vaccination history was unknown. Gonzalez, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 15215, at *1. On two separate occasions the defendant’s veterinarian vaccinated the cat, which included a vaccination known as adjudicated feline leukemia vaccine. Id. Several months later, the plaintiff returned to the defendant with the cat who had developed a golf-ball sized mass. Id. at *2. The defendant diagnosed the cat with an infection, prescribed antibiotics, and instructed the plaintiff to return if the cat did not improve. Id. When the cat did not improve the plaintiff took the cat to another clinic which diagnosed the cat with vaccine-associated sarcoma, a type of tumor found in cats linked to certain vaccines. Id. Another veterinarian concurred in the diagnosis. Id. Following the diagnosis, the cat underwent two surgeries, however, the cat was euthanized as a result of complications from vaccine-associated sarcoma. Id.
On 2/1/16 at around 1030PM visitor Lynn Hill proceeding to visit OG-3242 was walking to the Arbor Ridge Lobby from the visitors lot and proceeded to pet Mr. David Furman’s of EV-2129 dog before walking in the front sliding doors. According to the Mrs. Hill the dog did not show any aggression while she petted it but upon turning away the dog bit Mrs. Hill on the right calf leaving a wound about the size of a nickel. Mrs. Hill was hesitant to report it because she did not see any problem with the animal but wanted to make sure that the dogs shots were up to date. The family of Mr. David Furman was reportedly contacted by the charge nurse of EV-1 & EV-2 and confirmed that the animal’s shots were up to date. Mrs. Hill was not upset and did not
There, Jones gave Vega a waiver form to sign and she signed the waiver. The waiver states that "WARNING UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), A FARM ANIMAL PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES."
The Houston SPCA investigates over 7,000 cases of cruelty, abuse and neglect each year, and intervenes on behalf of over 2,400 horses. Our investigators are on the road seven days a week protecting these noble animals from suffering and abuse. The majority of our cases are resolved by simply providing owner education. Unfortunately, it sometimes becomes necessary to work with law enforcement to rescue and remove the horses from immediate danger. In 2014, over 200 horses came into our care directly from cruelty cases. Most would have died without our immediate intervention. Many were emaciated and suffering from heavy parasite loads, open wounds and complete lack of hoof and dental care. We work tirelessly to provide expert veterinary, farrier
Plaintiff, Dobbie Brown, a minor child, has brought a cause of action with his parents, Michael and Tina Brown against our client, defendant, Lawrence Vincent Smith for statutory liability under Florida’s dog bite statute. On October 31, 2009, around 9:30 p.m., Plaintiff, along with seven other children came running up to our client’s property to trick or treat. Plaintiff ran to the glass window where owner’s dog Beast was. Plaintiff began to pound on the window yelling, “Trick or Treat!!” while Beast barked, ran back and forth and jumped around. Our client answered the door a few minutes after he went to retrieve his hot biscuits from the oven. When our client answered the door, the kids were screaming “Trick or Treat” at the top of their lungs. Plaintiff was dressed up in a cat costume. When our client opened the door, and handed Plaintiff a biscuit, Beast sprang up from the door and bit off Plaintiff’s finger. Our client quickly restrained Beast, wrapped up Plaintiff’s hand along with the severed finger and took Plaintiff to the hospital where doctors were able to successfully reattach the severed finger. Our client had purchased Beast about eight months before the incident. The Beast is an eight to ten pound Yorkie who has bitten our client’s niece on a prior occasion, although the bite was minor. The Beast has been around children in
The issue is whether the defendant National Institute of Health (NIH) placed the patient JoAnn Goodman in jeopardy while undergoing an experimental isolated liver perfusion ILP surgery to save her life. After the ILP procedure she was prescribed a pain medication called Melphalan which caused a negative reaction. Could this medication and the ILP surgery have compromised JoAnn Goodman’s’ health to quickly decline and eventually expire due to the negligence care of her physician could this condition constitute battery in the wrongful death of Mr. Goodman’s’ wife?
In Massachusetts, a plaintiff’s offer of proof for medical malpractice must contains more than mere conclusory allegations and meet the Little directed verdict standard for medical malpractice to be established. Honey whose intestines got perforated after a colonoscopy, didn’t received a blood thinner to prevent pulmonary embolism that she died of. Also, the result of X-rays performed prior her death only came out after she died. Is a breakdown in the medical treatment received by Honey sufficient evidence to establish medical malpractice?
The on going attacks on the lab staff’s morals, attacked on facilities and the lack of support from the public have made medical testing on animals a significant dilemma among the public. The two organizations that are in the middle of this argument are the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Americans for Medical Progress (AMP). AMP defends that animals are biologically similar to humans and are susceptible to over 200 diseases and play a vital role in advances in medical care and treatments. Many of these successes have created treatments, cures and vaccines that have increased health care resources for both human and animals a like. The problem with this success comes the concern on whether or not it is
The roles of veterinarians in the foundations of our modern society is one of our culture’s best kept secret, the average citizen sees veterinarians as pet care takers, whose value is in the novelty to providing optional medical attention to the pets, belonging to those who can afford veterinary care.; and or support city ordinances by providing vaccination, and spay and neutering services to the local companion pet population. However, veterinarians fulfill many other roles that support our health care system, our department of defense, our agricultural system, and several scientific discoveries that allow society to move forwards.
Greedy lawyers: Several years ago, Texas passed a tough malpractice law that capped pain and suffering awards at two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. In Texas, a person injured by medical negligence has two years to bring a lawsuit to court.
The same number of states now authorizes veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse. States have grown increasingly intolerant of animal abuse over the years. Two decades ago, just six states had felony level animal cruelty laws. Now all the states in America, except four states, do have laws against animal abuse and neglect (Ian Urbina).
Representatives have approached breeder’s Own Pet Foods, Inc. from Marketing Momentum Unlimited, a marketing and advertising consulting firm. The reason for the meeting was to discuss the company’s possible entry into the retail branded dog food market in the Boston market.
The problem is that they are doing surgery on live animals and potentially hurting and changing the way these animals are. I think the problem is unethical because the animals can become endangered. It’s more risky than doing surgery on humans. Animal’s body cannot handle the pain and pressure that it puts on their body. You have to know what you are doing before doing surgery on living things. If we touch or do the wrong thing in their body, they can easily lose blood and die. Animals are brought uncared for.
Display a large sign of the cutest puppies you’ve ever seen and mention that Cherry Hill Animal Clinic will be a local dog park. Also, the first hundred people that show up get coupons for pet visits.