|A dog’s eye dislodged from the socket|
Janna Ardoin from Texas is suing her veterinarian, claiming that she has not received the service she paid for.
Ardoin is suing Dr. William Boyd, of Patchwork Pet Resort and Veterinary Clinic, and the business co-owners Sam and Barbara Lundy. She believes that the doctor performed surgery on her dog which saved the dog’s life, then the doctor allowed one of his employees to adopt the dog instead of euthanizing the dog, which is what she paid for.
Ardoin brought her dog Chester to the Veterinary Clinic because one of his eyes were dislodged from his eye socket with only a single strand of skin keeping it attached to his head, the suit states. She claims that Boyd gave her the option of paying $380 for surgery to fix the dog’s eye, or euthanizing the dog for $90.
She said that she couldn't afford the $380 up front, and the office refused her request to pay in installments or with a postdated check. "I was left with no choice but to pay the $90 for Chester to be euthanized," she said.
“After grieving for several weeks my friend told me that during her visit to Patchwork Pet Resort and Veterinary Clinic she saw Chester in the office. I went there myself to see if it was true and I confirmed on my own that Chester was never euthanized. Instead the doctor performed the surgery to repair Chester's eye and then placed him in the home of an employee," Ardoin said.
Ardoin who is represented by attorney Carl Roth, is seeking damages for breach of contract, conversion (of Chester), breach of fiduciary duty, and mental damages for egregious conduct.