I live in central Indiana and I have a question concerning a potential small claims suit...
My dog (Oliver) is a "rescue" Pit Bull (or mix?), age 6 (in FEB2015), excellent health (aside from skin allergies), and previously a pet therapy dog-in-training (he has since become certified with Love On A Leash - JAN2016).
My girlfriend purchased a PurLuv "bone" from our local Petsmart back in FEB2015. Oliver was given this "bone" (made by Sergeants) as a treat. This treat resembles an actual bone, with a flavored "marrow" filling. Evidently, this "marrow" is fairly undigestable (at least for my dog). As a result, my dog passed this marrow-like material into his intestine where it created a blockage. The blockage resulted in the need for emergency surgery and follow-up surgery (due to a lack of healing). My out-of-pocket expenses have been approx. $3,000. My vet has photos of the blockage and I have the actual "marrow" that created the blockage in my freezer.
You can certainly try, whether or not you have any chance of success is a different matter and if the corporation decides to defend itself and remove to a court of record you will find your costs suddenly go from just a few hundred to thousands of dollars. Best if you sit down with him attorney in your area and review all the facts and circumstances and let that litigation attorney tell you whether not you have the makings of a case.
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