Improper Chiropractic Adjustments Can Harm Patients
Chiropractic medicine is sometimes considered a form of “alternative medicine” that patients seek out for a variety of reasons. Chiropractic medicine is based on manipulating the spine and realigning vertebrae. However, sometimes underlying nerves can be hurt, causing pain, loss of sensation and even paralysis.
Challenges to Recovering Monetary Damages From Chiropractic Errors
When hurt patients seek compensation, they sometimes discover an unpleasant reality: Chiropractors are not required to carry the same level of malpractice insurance as doctors. This can make it challenging to uncover resources necessary to compensate hurt patients properly for:
- Improper neck care resulting in worsening of symptoms
- Herniated disks in patients’ spines caused by improper manipulation techniques
- Long-lasting chronic pain as a result of improper maneuvers of necks or spines
The chiropractic profession has well-established accepted standards of care as other medical professions do. Sometimes, chiropractic malpractice involves failure to refer patients to emergency rooms in critical cases. In some cases, chiropractic manipulation has actually resulted in strokes or death.
Britcher, Leone & Sergio, LLC, is a valuable resource for hurt patients and their families when improper chiropractic care has had disastrous results. Our staff includes Armand Leone Jr., a board-certified physician and attorney, as well as partner E. Drew Britcher, certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. We are available to screen, analyze and litigate potential chiropractic malpractice cases.