Doctors and nurses are not the only medical practitioners who make harmful mistakes. Malpractice occurs in many different settings, including chiropractor’s offices and treatment rooms. Chiropractic mistakes can result in a great deal of unnecessary pain and suffering and can interfere with a patient’s ability to move.
If you suspect your chiropractor made a negligent mistake that resulted in serious harm to you or your family member, do not wait to take legal action. You could have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. A Stamford chiropractor malpractice lawyer can discuss the details of what happened to you and offer you advice about your legal rights and options.
Most people who visit a chiropractor assume that the procedure will be safe and help them feel better. Some people who are healthy visit chiropractors regularly to maintain their well-being. Unfortunately, some chiropractic treatments can be dangerous to patients. Most commonly, chiropractic malpractice suits arise out of problems relating to back and neck injuries. When a chiropractor improperly manipulates a patient’s neck or back, some people suffer painful herniated or slipped discs. Others suffer from impinged nerves, which can result in sciatica. Some chiropractic errors can even result in paralysis. Many of these injuries bring immense pain, inconvenience, and hardship to an injured patient and their family.
A negligent chiropractor could also face civil liability for not obtaining informed consent from their patient. Before performing a treatment, a chiropractor must tell their patients about any possible risks related to a procedure and obtain the patient’s informed consent. A seasoned attorney can help determine the exact cause of a negligent chiropractic injury and work to hold the at-fault provider accountable.
Many chiropractic injuries result in long-term pain, enormous medical expenses, and forced time away from work. A dedicated Connecticut attorney can pursue damages for the injuries they sustained due to negligent chiropractic care.
Among other damages, an experienced legal team might be able to help recover compensation for the following:
A lawyer can meet with an injured patient to evaluate their losses in order to pursue reimbursement for all of their reasonable expenses in a lawsuit against the negligent chiropractor. Experienced lawyers know how to put a clear financial number on the value of a patient’s losses and work closely with medical experts who can review the patient’s medical charts and determine the full effect of chiropractic injuries.
Chiropractic medicine offers many benefits to people. However, there are some risks that come with the procedures, especially when providers are not acting with a reasonable degree of care. When a provider does not act as a similarly trained professional would in their place, you have the right to hold them legally accountable.
If you believe your chiropractor’s negligence left you or a family member seriously hurt, contact us at Berkowitz Hanna. A Stamford chiropractor malpractice lawyer can review your claim and help you take action.