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There are several reasons given within the industry. First, most (but certainly not all) veterinarians tend to be good communicators. Research indicates that medical professionals are sued not because of poor outcomes, but because the owner/patient didn't feel he/she understood the risk of a poor outcome. Second, it is not as widely known that veterinarians can be sued, so less people tend to follow up on this and file a case. Third, a poor outcome with a pet doesn't carry as much negativity as a poor outcome with a human (although this is changing as younger adults have pets until they are ready to have children).

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