Chiropractor Malpractice Injury Lawyer
Any medical professional that offers health care or treatment has a responsibility to prevent injury to their patients. This includes chiropractors who perform adjustments and other treatments for spinal health. Chiropractors are held to the same standards of patient care as conventional doctors. When there is a misdiagnosis, wrong treatment or other medical errors occur that cause injury to a patient, they can be held liable through a medical malpractice claim.
Chiropractors treat patients with manipulations of tissue and the spine to relieve pain and discomfort. When performed correctly and using the right treatment, chiropractors can provide their patients with pain relief and better mobility. However, when they perform the wrong treatment or use an incorrect technique, they can cause harm and even permanent injury.
Injuries Caused by Chiropractic Errors
The most serious injuries that have been reported that were caused by chiropractic treatment errors are stroke and paralysis. When the spine is aggressively manipulated, damage can occur to the vertebral artery that can result in a stroke, causing brain damage or death. Neck or back manipulations that are too aggressive can also damage the spinal cord and cause paralysis. Other injuries that can occur include:
- Herniated discs
- Nerve damage
- Vertebra damage
If you or a loved one had a stroke shortly after a chiropractic visit or any other injury you believe was caused by chiropractic care, contact us at Race Law Firm. We will examine your claim and advise you on your rights. You may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries or the loss of a family member through a medical malpractice lawsuit against the chiropractor. If we handle your case, we will fight diligently to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages caused by the injury. Contact our office today to schedule a free legal assessment of your case.