Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers file lawsuits against chiropractors. A chiropractor mainly focuses treatment on conditions of the musculoskeletal system and central nervous system. Many chiropractors also treat headaches, migraines, and other illnesses.
Chiropractors must pass specific requirements and tests to be licensed in the State of Michigan. The scope of their practice and treatment is limited by statute. They cannot perform surgeries or prescribe certain medications.
Chiropractic treatment is often effective for certain types of injuries and conditions. This includes physical trauma, like a car accident or work injury. Many patients seek chiropractic care when do they not get adequate relief from more conventional methods of medicine.
Other patients are seeking a non-surgical alternative for their problems. Many clinics also provide other therapies, like massage therapies, targeted exercises, and other care.
However, a patient can be injured due to the chiropractor’s negligence in performing spinal adjustments and spinal manipulations. When this happens, the patient can file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Common Injuries Caused By Chiropractic Negligence
The most common injuries that occur due to chiropractic malpractice include:
- Chiropractic strokes from neck adjustments
- Phrenic nerve injuries
- Cracked vertebrae
- Ruptured discs
- Herniated cervical discs
- Herniated lumbar discs
- Herniated thoracic discs
- Nerve damage, including sciatica
- Torn ligaments
- Fractured ribs
A chiropractor’s failure to diagnose another medical condition or failure to refer the patient to the appropriate medical specialist can give rise to a case. Our attorneys have expertise in chiropractor malpractice cases and will work to determine if you have a case.
Suing a Chiropractor for Medical Malpractice
A patient harmed by chiropractic treatment can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Chiropractic injuries can result from over-aggressive and forceful treatment that causes a new injury to the patient. Or, the treatment can aggravate a pre-existing condition that previously caused no symptoms, like a bulging disc or slightly herniated disc.
If this happens, the injured patient can file a chiropractor medical malpractice lawsuit. To win, you must prove the chiropractor acted negligently in your treatment and this caused a serious injury. This testimony of another chiropractor after a thorough review of the medical records and any radiology studies, like x-ray films and CT scans is necessary to prove your case.
Often times, a subsequent treating surgeon or medical doctor will confirm that an injury was caused by the chiropractic treatment.
Compensation in Chiropractor Lawsuits
Under Michigan law, the victim of medical negligence can sue for two types of damages. Economic damages are for your lost wages, as well as to recover payment of your medical bills. Non-economic losses are for your pain and suffering, disability, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Settlements often include both types of damages. They can include payment for past, present, and future harm caused by the negligence.
Find Out if you Have a Case
If you suffered injuries caused during chiropractic treatment, call our experienced Michigan chiropractor malpractice lawyers today. We will get your records and begin working on your case immediately.
There are lawsuit deadlines in Michigan so it is essential that you contact us today so we can begin our investigation.
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