Strange, But True, Cases of Veterinary Law

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1995
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Carlson, Thomas
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This is one in a series of examinations of unusual, veterinary-related disputes that actually found their way to the courtroom. Review the facts of the case, determine your verdict and see if you agree with the ultimate decision of the court. After examining the "clinical data," see if you came up with the same "diagnosis" that the legal system did. The following North Carolina case (FN1) dealt with a worker (hereinafter; "plaintiff") employed in a veterinary hospital (owned by "defendant") who was seeking worker's compensation benefits for injuries he sustained when he was struck by a hit and run motorcycle driver while crossing the street in front of the veterinary clinic. At specific issue in this case is whether or not the injuries sustai~ed by the worker arose out of or in the course of his employment. If the latter was found to be the case, then the associated costs of his injuries would be covered via workman's compensation insurance. If his injuries were found to not be derived, then this particular insurance coverage would be denied.

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