Arizona Chiropractic Malpractice Attorneys
Chiropractors are not medical doctors. They lack the training and knowledge to provide treatment for most types of medical conditions. And the medical value of treatment provided by chiropractors is highly questionable.
Chiropractors can seriously harm their patients and even cause fatalities. If you were injured by a negligent chiropractor, you have the right to seek compensation. In fact, chiropractors in Arizona are subject to the same malpractice laws as doctors and nurses.
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our award-winning trial attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for victims of chiropractic malpractice. We regularly practice in Arizona.
Call (303) 759-9945 to learn more today.
Chiropractors practice a form of alternative healing that attempts to treat ailments of the spine and musculoskeletal system through physical manipulation. There is no clear scientific evidence that techniques used by chiropractors are effective for improving your health.
Chiropractors believe that physical pain in the back and other parts of the body is caused by something they refer to as a subluxation. Chiropractors define subluxations as partial dislocations of the spine that trigger nerves to shut down. But this alleged medical issue is impossible to detect on an X-ray, and there’s no scientific reason to believe subluxations actually exist.
A chiropractor’s lack of medical knowledge may result in considerable harm to their patients. There are many ways chiropractors can hurt the people they are supposed to be helping:
- Failure to diagnose a serious ailment
- Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
- Treating diseases they don’t understand
- Physically injuring patients
Chiropractors don’t have the necessary expertise or the right equipment to diagnose serious medical ailments. That often leads them to misdiagnose serious ailments instead of referring the patient to the appropriate medical specialists.
Sometimes chiropractors even try to treat ailments that go far beyond their range of knowledge, such as asthma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, broken bones, osteoporosis, and immune system disorders. When patients with these types of serious ailments don’t get the proper medical care, the results can be catastrophic.
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by treatment that deviates from the accepted norms of the medical profession. When chiropractors fall short of the standard of care, they may be held liable for the injuries they cause.
Chiropractors treat pain by administering an adjustment, the vigorous physical manipulation of the spine and vertebrae. When done with too much force, a chiropractic adjustment can cause serious injuries.
Chiropractors use a controversial treatment called chiropractic manipulative technique (CMT). When applied to the neck, CMT may increase the patient’s chances of suffering a stroke. According to the American Heart Association, “most controlled studies have found an association” between CMT and strokes.
Injuries that have been caused by inappropriate chiropractic treatment include:
- Torn ligaments
- Nerve damage
- Herniated or ruptured disks
- Spinal cord damage
- Cracked vertebrae
- Loss of mobility
- Broken ribs
- Nerve damage
- Loss of dexterity
- Facial paralysis
- Muscle damage
An experienced Arizona malpractice lawyer will review your medical records and consult with medical experts. If their investigation demonstrates that you were harmed by negligent chiropractic care, your attorney will file a claim to help you get the money you need to pay the expenses caused by medical malpractice. This may include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Hospital stays
- Loss of Income
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning potential
- Rehabilitation and Physical therapy
- Wrongful death
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our award-winning trial lawyers have won millions of dollars in settlements for people who were harmed by negligent medical care. If you were hurt by a careless chiropractor, we’ll help you put your life back together.
Call (303) 759-9945 to schedule a FREE consultation today. We won’t charge you anything unless we win your case.