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Thread: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    I would sue, or at least demand NO charge for the tests or anything and he pay for the cost of the bird. There is _some_ risk with every vet visit, but the vet was negligent and it was his fault. Not sure on the laws for incompetent vets, but I would look into it.

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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

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    He made it out to be a big deal to not charge her for the visit but he is charging her for the tests and cremation. Hard to image that. He told her "after the blood test" that is was a risk to have it done. a little to late for warnings.
    What??? Ok...I'll even give that, sure, sometimes accidents happen...but that is ridiculous!!! The vet was the direct cause of death...that's like paying the guy for killing the poor bird!

    Wow...

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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    he actually is still running the tests at her charge. ugh
    and charging her to cremete? ugh
    Get another opinion from another vet- and see if they say what mine did in terms of loosing a bird this way. If so- then i think definate grounds for law action. I'll be honest- i wouldnt have paid. Is this vet part of a group? is there a senior partner or someone to talk to? Or are they regulated somehow where you can make a complaint? not sure how it works there.


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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    That's TERRIBLE. Why on earth would the vet charge if it was HIS fault. My vet does not even charge me to put chinchillas down, he did it for me for free twice and this guy is charging. Im sorry this is happenig.


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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    I'm so sorry!! That sounds like such a horrible experience. I agree that AT THE LEAST the vet should cover all costs associated (tests, labs, exam) AND the cost of the bird! I'm glad she had a necropsy done

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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    I don't get how this is even possible from a jugular stick. There aren't any air sacs by the jugular.

    Sure, a jugular stick can be a potential risk to the bird because of stress or maybe a bruise if they move, but that is the extent of it. However, if they do it wrong then it is a huge risk. That means liability.

    Best luck to your friend.

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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    I agree with all that has been said before. There is NO excuse for a vet who was careless enough to hit the air sac while doing a standard blood draw. If the bird was over stressed or wriggling too much, it should have been done in a less dangerous area. I'd definitely tell your friend to take him to claims court (i.e. sue him) for the cost of the tests, necropsy, and cremation. I don't think she can actually get the cost of the bird, but a lawyer might find differently. I would also tell her not to pay the bill before she talks to a lawyer.

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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    If he won't cover the costs for the test or the cost of the bird, my suggestion would be picket his office with a sign that says "A vet in this office killed my bird - accidentally! Ask me for for information." Since it is the truth I don't believe anything can be done against you (as in defamation of character) specifically since you have a necropsy. And if it is a veterinary practice, I don't think they would want that kind of publicity.

    Just because it was a bird it doesn't mean the poor little thing was "disposable". To quote an old child's poem "For the lack of a horseshoe nail, a kingdom was lost". The smallest loss of life can create a large repercussion throughout the rest of the world.
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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    one word: sue.

    NOT okay at all. i'd be so angry if a VET killed my bird. SUE.

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    Re: Urgent.. please help with info about a quaker that just died!

    I have read this discussion and it is very sad.
    it there is not someone that has won or someone that has lost but there is only a poor bird that is died too much young.
    the money are not important in this history; I would pay him however I would sue him.
    only the Judge with his judgment can decide if from veterinary were done some things wrong.
    I would change veterinary! all this is so sad!!
    I sorry for your bird !!

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