A Lawyer for Chiropractic Malpractice
When a person has been injured because of a chiropractors’ failure to follow the standard of care according to the chiropractic profession, the chiropractor may be held responsible for any harm that resulted. If you are a patient who suffered an injury from a chiropractic manipulation, or adjustment, please speak with a chiropractic injury lawyer today.
Common Forms of Chiropractic Malpractice
As a chiropractic injury lawyer, we know of many patients who were injured because of the following:
Negligent Manipulation of the Body
When a chiropractor makes an adjustment to the body that causes an injury or makes a pre-existing injury worse, it may be considered negligent manipulation. This can cause various injuries including neck damage, nerve damage, lumbar pain, neurological injuries, herniated discs, and more. Pregnant women who are harmed in this way could also go into premature labor.
Chiropractic Induced Stroke
When the neck is manipulated in a way that is too forceful, or is otherwise wrong, the patient could develop a blood clot in one of the arteries. Many patients exhibit very few symptoms, and will suffer the stroke several days or weeks after the adjustment. As a result, most people will not make the connection between the adjustment and the stroke. If you or a loved one had a chiropractic adjustment and then a stroke occured at some point after, please call a chiropractic injury lawyer.
Failure to Diagnose a Serious Medical Condition
Chiropractors are medical professionals and have a duty to diagnose patients with any possible underlying medical condition. If they fail to do so, and the condition requires urgent care, the chiropractor could be liable. For example, if a patient had blocked arteries, a chiropractor failed to identify them, and the patient suffered injuries that could have been prevented, the chiropractor may be responsible.
Lack of Informed Consent
Before a chiropractor can offer their services to a patient, they must get their consent. They should have also explained any risks or side effects with the treatment. If a chiropractor fails to get the patient’s consent, and they are injured, damages may be available.
Strokes and Neck Injuries from Chiropractic Care
According to medical literature, there is clear evidence that suggests manipulations of the neck carry the risk of a vascular-related accident. Furthermore, there is limited evidence to suggest neck manipulations are the right form of treatment for symptoms that are presented by a patient. As a chiropractic injury lawyer, we have an understanding that there is little to no benefit for neck manipulation and a stroke or death from the treatment is not worth the potential risk. The procedure is routinely used by chiropractors, and many people will walk away with no chance of a stroke; however, some are not so lucky. We would encourage anyone receiving chiropractic manipulations of the neck to reconsider their options to reduce the risks of severe injury or death.
Get Advice from a Chiropractic Injury Lawyer Now
A law firm can successfully settle and win chiropractic malpractice claims that were founded on the basis of negligence and included injuries such as a stroke, brain injury, herniated discs, and more. If you have reason to believe you were injured because of a chiropractic adjustment, call a personal injury lawyer in Canoga Park, CA, such as from Unidos Legales, today.