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Can a vet charge us for a 2nd surgery if the 1st surgery didn't take?

Question Details: I was in an accident in which our dog broke his leg. The other driver didn't have insurance and thats another issue in itself. Anyway, we had to fix the break and pay $4500 for the metal plates and screws and the surgery for the dog. Well after that we took him to get follow up X-rays and then the doctor said that the bone graff basically was disappearing and that they wanted us to do another surgery and pay another $4000. We took him to another vet a few months later to see what they said and they couldn't believe that the other vet expects us to pay. Is that legal? Is there something we can do?

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