Is Your Vet Overcharging? Lawsuit Investigation Looks into Outrageous Testing Bills
Last Updated on April 8, 2022
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Consumers who had their pet undergo blood, urine or other on-site diagnostic testing at a veterinarian’s office in the past four years.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a leading veterinary test manufacturer illegally inflated the costs of its products, resulting in more expensive bills for pet owners. They believe a class action lawsuit could be filed.
- How Could a Class Action Help Me?
- If filed, a class action lawsuit could provide pet owners the chance to recover the difference between what they paid for their pets’ testing and what they should have paid absent any alleged scheme to inflate costs.
- How Do I Know If I Was Overcharged?
- You likely won’t be able to tell on your own; however, the attorneys we work with are willing to help pet owners request and review their vet bills – at no cost – to look for any illegally overpriced testing services.
- How You Can Get in Touch
- If your pet received in-house testing at the veterinarian, fill out the form on this page and tell us about it.
If your dog, cat or other pet needed blood or urine testing at a veterinarian’s office within the past four years, it’s possible that you may have been overcharged.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a leading provider of veterinary tests unlawfully inflated the costs of its products, resulting in more expensive bills for pet owners.
To learn more about what you can do and whether you’ve been overcharged, fill out the form on this page and share your story.
How Could My Vet Have Overcharged Me?
It’s possible that the company supplying tests and labs to your veterinarian illegally increased the price of its products – and you ended up paying for it.
Specifically, attorneys are looking into whether a veterinary test manufacturer engaged in unlawful conduct that forced veterinarians to overpay for certain test kits. Unfortunately, any extra costs were likely passed down to pet owners and made bills for certain veterinary services more outrageous than usual.
It is suspected that inflated prices may have been charged for certain blood and urine tests, as well as other diagnostic tests performed at a veterinarian’s office. Blood tests can be performed to check for liver or kidney disease and are often performed prior to surgery to check the animal’s tolerance for anesthesia and to assess their overall health.
Keep in mind, however, that attorneys are looking into whether they can file a class action lawsuit against a manufacturer of the tests – not practicing veterinarians.
What Could I Get from a Class Action Lawsuit?
If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could help consumers get back the difference between what they paid for their pets’ testing and what they should have paid absent any alleged scheme to inflate costs. Further, a lawsuit could help make sure both veterinarians and pet owners are being appropriately charged in the future.
How Do I Know Whether My Pet’s Tests Were Too Expensive?
You likely won’t be able to tell whether you may have been overcharged as it may be difficult to determine which company made the tests your pet underwent.
That’s why attorneys working with ClassAction.org are offering to help work with pet owners and veterinary offices to help determine whether they paid too much. The attorneys can help request and review your veterinary bills, at no cost to you, to determine whether you could start a class action lawsuit.
If you believe you were overcharged for diagnostic testing at your vet’s office, fill out the form on this page and get in touch.
After you contact us, one of the attorneys handling this investigation may reach out to you directly to ask you a few questions and to explain more about how starting a class action could help you and other pet owners get some money back.
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