Chiropractor Malpractice

Chiropractor Malpractice

When thinking about medical malpractice, chiropractic treatment does not typically come to mind. Nonetheless, there are countless people severely injured each year due to a chiropractor's negligence and carelessness. Historically, victims have suffered strokes form vertebral artery dissection after improper neck maneuvers, herniated disk injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other neck, back, shoulder, and nervous system traumas. Chiropractors are not medical doctors, but they still must meet their professional duty of meeting safety standards of care when treating their patients. This includes full and detailed explanation of procedures to patients, explaining both the risks and the benefits, and receiving the patient's "informed consent" to go ahead with the procedure.

The experienced Boston medical malpractice lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. know that successful chiropractic malpractice cases require a thorough investigation and deep understanding of the practice and professional standard of care. Our team of attorneys has brought hundreds of successful malpractice claims over the last few decades. Call us today at 617-225-2100 for a FREE and confidential consultation. We have offices in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy and serve all of Massachusetts and Southern New England.

Most People Are Unaware Of The Risks

Most people that receive chiropractic treatment are under the assumption that the procedures and safe and for their benefit. In fact, many chiropractors even offer care to patients who are already healthy. Nonetheless, many chiropractic procedures come with an inherent risk of injury. It is a chiropractor's duty to inform you, fully, about these risks and obtain your "informed consent" before any procedures are done. Sadly, most people receive no warning at all.

Chiropractic Injuries

Common injuries caused by chiropractor malpractice include chiropractic stroke due to improper neck manipulation, herniated or "slipped" disk, spinal cord injuries such as spinal cord impingement, and even paralysis and paraplegia. Often, unfortunately, these injuries are long term and sometimes permanent. Injuries often cause victims to incur even more medical bills, lengthy periods of time away from work, and a great deal of pain and suffering.

Informed Consent

Before any health care treatment is provided to a patient, medical professionals, including chiropractors, have a legal duty to provide the patient with information regarding the risks associated with a procedure. The chiropractor must then receive the patient's informed consent before proceeding. If these duties are not met, the chiropractor has not met the standard of care and is negligent. Negligent chiropractors and their insurance companies will not learn their lessons until they are forced to pay for their carelessness.

If you have been injured due to a chiropractor's malpractice, contact the experienced Boston medical malpractice attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today. Chiropractor malpractice cases are often complex because their standard of care is determined by other chiropractors. As such, it is imperative to build the most persuasive case possible to bolster your claim. We will launch a full and thorough investigation into your case, including hiring our own expert medical professionals on your behalf, if necessary. Contact us today at 617-225-2100 and put our decades of success and experience to work for you.

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