Appeals Court Sides With Plaintiff in Wrongful Death Case of Cat

A decision has been made in the appeals case regarding a wrongful death complaint against a veterinarian and an animal hospital where the defendants admitted to inserting a feeding tube into the cat’s trachea rather than her esophagus, causing the cat to aspirate and die. The trial court found the defendants were not liable because the cat was so ill, she likely would not have survived much longer. The Court of Appeals at Jackson reversed the decision and remanded the case for determination of damages. Here is the opinion authored by Court of Appeals Judge Andy D. Bennett.

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