While chiropractors traditionally take a more holistic approach to treating patients than the mainstream medical profession, chiropractors can still be held liable for chiropractic malpractice. Chiropractic malpractice occurs when a chiropractor departs from standard treatment protocols, and as a result, a patient is injured. The three primary types of chiropractic malpractice include:

  1. failure to diagnose conditions that require timely medical attention
  2. injuries caused by manipulation of body parts that may have been weakened by disease or previous trauma
  3. failure to obtain informed consent

Chiropractic Malpractice Injuries

Injuries from chiropractic malpractice may occur when an underlying condition is aggravated or when a procedure is executed incorrectly. Some of the injuries and conditions that can result from chiropractic malpractice include:

  1. stroke
  2. ruptured disc
  3. neck injury
  4. torn ligament
  5. cracked vertebrae
  6. nerve or muscle damage
  7. chronic pain
  8. loss of dexterity
  9. loss of mobility
  10. loss of feeling in extremities, tingling, shooting pain

Chiropractic Malpractice Attorney

Attorneys often help chiropractic malpractice victims recover very large financial settlements to offset a lifetime of medical bills. If you or a loved were injured as a result of chiropractic malpractice in New York, you should contact an experienced chiropractic malpractice attorney as soon as possible. In New York, attorneys typically only have 2 ½ years from the date of the malpractice incident within which to file a chiropractic malpractice claim on your behalf.

Our Chiropractic Malpractice Attorneys

The experienced chiropractic malpractice attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently investigating cases of chiropractic malpractice in New York. If you suspect you or a loved one has been the victim of chiropractic malpractice, our attorneys can inform you of your legal rights and options, as well as your chances at succeeding in a chiropractic malpractice lawsuit.

Depending on your circumstances, our chiropractic malpractice attorneys may be able to help you seek compensation for your injuries, including compensation for expenses such as:

  • medical bills
  • future medical care costs
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of income
  • and more

To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact our chiropractic malpractice attorneys for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Published November 17, 2011 by