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Can I sue an animal hospital for dropping my pregnant dog from a moving bed and employees laughing about it?

then the so called manager is gonna say that they didn't laugh about it when she wasn't even there. My dog was already in labor pains and they knew it

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That's terrible. Laughing isn't technically a legal matter, so consider writing a scathing Letter To The Editor in your local paper, it will hurt their reputation, cost them business, and show others how their pets are really being treated.

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Yep

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While their acts were heartless, accidents do happen. I wouldn't sue, I'd just change vets. I'd also tell the owner why you're changing.

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My dog had 5 puppies before I took her in and 2 of them died. But she still has more puppies in there. Like I said my dog was in critical conditions what if because of there actions she dies cuz it's been a while since she pushed a puppy out and I'm still waiting.
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Have faith that time and nature take good care of your pet. Let's hope this vet won't let natures course, take too long, and bring further harm to your pet. Take care, and God bless.
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You can approach an attorney and see if you have a case or not . (Personally , I consider such calloused behavior as outrageous.)

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No, only if dog died. Dog's are not subject to laws related to slander or personal feelings.

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No but mistreatment of them is. No remorse means it could be seen as a purposeful act not an accident.
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Yes, true, But what she described is more of an accident, not willful and deliberate. People might laugh not to be mean but because it struck them as funny, like if a guy slips on a banana peel, That had a case like that on the People's Court and the plantiff lost. Animals don't posses feelings that can cause lasting damage to the psyche. The ruling was based on something similar to that. It
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I don't think you can sue over this but you can go to the Better Business Bureau and report the hospital and tell them your experience with them. Also, You can go to the website of the hospital and write a bad review, this will tell everyone to be aware of this place and they will loose business... good luck, go get em

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Yep, you have the best answer. Star.
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Even though that's awful I'd report it to management and your local humane society. Suing is a so called white trash response in a case like this.

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Was your dog or the pups hurt? If not, no. If so, yes. If nothing else you should get an apology and a new vet.

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Don't know yet maybe the fall is keeping the other dogs From being born!
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Was your dog injured? That's terrible. But, don't know if you'd have a case if your dog wasn't injured. Just insensitive employees.

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So what if my dog dies cuz the fall is keeping her from having puppies or what if some of the ones that come out dead is because of the fall.
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If you dog is hurt or if some of the animals are dead, it's not certain if the fall is the cause. But, you could always talk wth an attorney.
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oh my gosh. that's terrible

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I agree with Noitall2well's answer. Call up the Better Business Bureau. And do an online review (if the animal hospital is online). But don't sue. It will do nothing but continue to overburden the already overworked court system. Let the killers and sex offenders get handled in court faster. Sorry that they were a$$holes but everything is going to be ok. If not, then take the appropriate action with full force. Other than that, enjoy your new puppies!

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Thanx for the advise!!!!
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No problem!
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Report them to the animal cruelty in your state or country. They will do a full investigation & I don't know about where you live but here in Australia you get a heavier sentence for abusing a pet or any animal than you do for physically abusing your wife. They will close them down especially if god forbid your dog is injured or worse & they are proven negligent. If you know of anyone else who has had a similar experience it would be worthwhile to see if they would support your claims of cruelty & mistreatment of an innocent animal especially a family pet. Goodluck.

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Thanx for the advise!!!!
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I hope she is ok. I will be thinking of her & her babies.
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