Chiropractor Malpractice Attorney In Palm Beach County
Florida law requires chiropractors to treat patients carefully and with competence. The law defines chiropractic malpractice as providing health care services in a manner that falls below the standard of care required of reasonably skilled and prudent chiropractors.
At Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., we understand how frustrated and upset people feel when they are hurt by health care providers to whom they have turned for help. We are passionate about obtaining justice for our clients who have been harmed by chiropractic negligence. Compensation for people injured by chiropractor malpractice may include the costs of medical treatments caused by the doctor’s malpractice, income lost when an injury prevents someone from working their usual hours, and compensation for physical pain and emotional suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured by a chiropractor’s malpractice, contact us for a free attorney consultation.
What Is Chiropractic Malpractice?
Injuries from negligently performed chiropractor services range from mild to severe. At worst, according to the American Heart Association, chiropractic neck manipulations may increase the risk of stroke for people under the age of 45. The problem is that rotating and making strong thrusting movements to the neck can cause artery walls in the neck to tear. This can lead to blood clots forming and traveling to the brain, where they can block blood vessels and cause a stroke.
Other examples of chiropractor malpractice include:
- Failure to correctly diagnose conditions
- Failure to correctly treat conditions
- Failure to obtain informed consent to treatment
- Improperly performing manipulations
- Causing new injuries
- Making existing injuries worse
In addition to strokes, injuries that have been caused by negligently performed manipulations include:
- Ruptured disks
- Spinal injuries
- Torn muscles
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the actions of a chiropractor in Palm Beach County or in the surrounding area, and you think your chiropractor may have been careless or made a mistake, we invite you to contact our office by calling us at our Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or by filling out the form below. We would be glad to discuss your situation with you. Our initial consultation is free.
Talk To A Chiropractic Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you think you may have a malpractice claim, it is best not to delay in filing your lawsuit, because there are strict statutes of limitations that may preclude you from maintaining your lawsuit in the future if you wait too long. So contact us today so that we can ensure that you receive all the compensation that you deserve.