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Most of us expect to feel safe and secure when we seek treatment from a chiropractor. But if you’ve been left more seriously injured than where you started, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed, violated, and confused about who you can trust.
Injured by Chiropractor
If you were injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may already be seeking a settlement or damages from the other driver and their insurance company. Recovering from your injuries could be a long road depending on the severity of the damage. If you are being treated by a chiropractor and have developed a new injury related to those adjustments, you could be eligible for additional compensation. You may also be experiencing worsening symptoms which could be related to the care from your chiropractor.
Spinal manipulation, like that performed by a chiropractor, has been linked to some adverse effects and long-term damage. Documented chiropractic injuries can include:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles and tendons
- Pinched arteries
- Numbness/tingling of limbs
- Broken Ribs
- Pregnant patients may go into premature labor
If you were left with new injuries, or an old one became worse, you may be able to pursue a case against your chiropractor. Even though chiropractors are not doctors, they can still be held liable for malpractice or professional negligence.
Chiropractors may be considered negligent if he or she:
- Failed to disclose risks of treatment
- Failed to recognize a medical emergency or diagnosis outside the realm of their care
- Did not act within the boundaries of standard care
During the legal process, you’ll need to provide all related medical history. An attorney is equipped to help you prove your chiropractor was negligent, thus causing you harm. They want to make sure the injuries were caused by the chiropractor and not by the accident that sent you to the chiropractor.
As a health professional, your chiropractor should have malpractice insurance. These insurance companies will try to settle with you out of court, and they will keep their offer as low as possible. Working with an attorney provides you with a better possibility of receiving a larger settlement. An attorney also recognizes when it’s time to escalate a case to the court system, where a jury could award damages far greater than what the insurance company is willing to settle for.
Justice through us
Seeking justice isn’t just about paying off medical bills and getting your car repaired. It’s about taking a look at how these injuries have impacted your life. The toll it’s taken on your job, on your family and on your own personal wellbeing.