Charlotte Chiropractic Malpractice Attorney
Many people rely on chiropractors when they are having spinal issues but never put much thought into what they would do if their chiropractor makes a mistake. While the vast majority of chiropractors perform their jobs well, we know that sometimes injuries occur.
At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are ready to help if you have been injured because your chiropractor did not provide the accepted standard of care. We will diligently work to secure the compensation you deserve when you need a knowledgeable Charlotte, NC Medical malpractice lawyer.
What Can Happen?
Chiropractors are healthcare professionals who go through years of training to become masters in their profession. Just like any other healthcare professional, they have a duty to put the health and safety of their patients first. This includes:
- Following acceptable practices
- Recognizing underlying medical conditions a patient may have
- Referring the patient to a medical doctor when needed
We want to start with the most obvious complication of chiropractic procedures – a traumatic injury. If a chiropractor is negligent in their manipulation of a patient’s body, they can cause serious injuries, including:
- Herniated discs
- Fractured vertebrae
- Broken ribs
- Nerve damage
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Pinched nerves
- And more
In the most severe cases, negligent manipulation of a patient’s neck can cause damage to the arteries that carry blood to their patient’s brain. This can induce a stroke.
Chiropractors also need to be vigilant in recognizing underlying medical conditions that a patient may have. There are many signs and symptoms of a serious medical emergency a patient may exhibit that could be confused with neck, back or nerve problems. Chiropractors are trained to be ready for these conditions and should always put patient safety and health first.
Many people do not fully understand that there are risks associated with going to a chiropractor. Just like any other medical procedure, patients need to be informed of all possible risks before a chiropractor performs them. Patients need to give consent to any procedure that will be performed.
It Is Time To Get Help
When you go see a chiropractor, you expect to be treated at the standard of care accepted in the field. However, if your chiropractor makes a mistake that causes you harm, we are here to help. Looking at the information above, you can see that chiropractic mistakes can become incredibly costly when it comes to medical costs as well as other possible hidden costs (lost income, medical devices, rehabilitation, and more).
At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we know how devastating a chiropractic mistake can be and will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include the following:
- Coverage of all medical expenses related to the mistake
- Future medical care costs
- Recovery of lost income if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the chiropractor and/or the facility