A poignant letter in the WSJ:
I worry about the unintended consequences of the actions to increase the potential compensation to the owners. One only has to look at the increased costs of medical care for humans that are a direct result of malpractice lawsuits to see that a similar situation could occur with vets. My dog has epilepsy and we spend a lot of time and money at the vet’s as it is. How much more expensive will the visits be if my veterinarian or the after-hours emergency animal hospital had to worry about being sued for tens of thousands of dollars or more if they fail to properly diagnose or treat an animal? Then how soon will it be until some jackpot jury somewhere makes it a million?