Need a case review? Look no further than VMC’s Standard Case Review. With VMC, you can confidently hand over your companion animal’s case to one of our highly trained, independent vets who specialize in a range of areas from equines to cancer and everything in between. This base plan cost is for one review and a resulting opinion letter with several doctors included in this price; however there may be an additional fee based on which doctor you choose. With our non-profit partner, Joey’s Legacy, we are able to offer a full review of your case starting at what the hourly rate from our competitors generally is in the open market; drastically less than the $3,000 retainer others may ask to proceed with a case. We pride ourselves on offering an in-depth, thorough analysis to our clients, and we stand by our reputation. Rest assured that your documents, including medical records and testimony, will be thoroughly examined for any potential issues. If no malpractice or negligence are found, a second vet will review your case at no extra cost to you. This 2nd veterinarian looks over the opinion letter and records to draw their own conclusions to make sure nothing is missed. This is a NOT a full 2nd opinion letter but a FREE 2nd viewpoint. If a breach(es) in the standard of care is found in your initial case review, then your opinion letter becomes your “Certificate of Merit” should you choose to take further action.
Each VMC STANDARD CASE REVIEW includes:
1. Initial consultation with client;
2. Thorough review of records by your chosen member of our veterinary team;
3. Opinion letter (also known as Certificate of Merit, if negligence or malpractice is found) from our team;
4. Consultation with VMC representatives regarding legal options after the opinion letter is obtained; and
5. Unlimited email and telephone support from 9am to 7pm, Eastern time zone, 7 days a week.
Disclaimer: VMC does its best to assist you from the beginning of your case until the end. However, we cannot guarantee certain results or success, as there are a number of unknown variables that can come into play that are out of our control. Nor do we ever ask our independent vets to provide a particular finding. We strive for completely unbiased reviews. Taking on a case does not in any way offer any guarantees of success.
By ordering this review, you will be given the opportunity to choose the vet that you would like to review your case. We are happy to offer advice or answer questions about a particular doctor but we do not assume the responsibility that the doctor chosen will fit every requirement that you may need in the future. We DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS based on unknown variables outside of our control, so please choose the veterinarian you would like to review your case based on your specific needs.
If you are planning to use your letter in a legal setting, please keep in mind that several external factors affect our ability to determine the precise doctor you would need in each circumstance you may want to use your letter. We have no way of knowing all those factors at any stage of your journey, much less the beginning stage when you are ordering a case review. Depending on your situation, location, and judge, you may or may not need testimony from a medical professional. Though most people can use their letters without any testimony, there are cases where it’s necessary. Thankfully, virtual testimony has become an increasingly popular option. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that every judge or court location or situation will accept virtual testimony. Ultimately, the decision is yours to determine the risk level you’re willing to take and how you want to use your letter. Please keep in mind that defense attorneys will often attempt to discredit experts, no matter how qualified they are. If you choose to use one of our US vets or international doctors, keep in mind that there is a possibility you may need in-person testimony and make the best informed decision for you. If the vet you choose ends up not fitting your needs, we are happy to provide you with another letter from a different doctor at a reduced rate but again can not guarantee your success. This would be an added expense for you to consider when pursuing any case review.
Kindly be informed that our organization does not offer any legal services. We are not attorneys. We are not affiliated with any legal practitioners or law firms and we do not receive any form of financial compensation from providing legal referrals. We do not have any authority in determining the outcome of cases or if an attorney will agree to handle your legal matter, should you decide to pursue legal action.