Washington Chiropractic Malpractice Attorneys
Helping You Get the Resources You Need to Heal After Chiropractic Malpractice in Washington
People seek medical treatment to relieve pain and improve their health. When a patient receives inadequate care, it can have devastating consequences. That’s why medical doctors must undergo years of training and there are strict licensing requirements.
Some types of treatment are known as “alternative medicine.” This includes Reiki, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic treatment was invented in the 19th century. And it’s based on a number of pseudoscientific ideas. When people visit a chiropractor to get relief for neck, back, or shoulder pain, they may not realize that chiropractors lack the medical knowledge to provide comprehensive treatment for these issues.
Chiropractic training uses controversial methods of treatment that may cause serious injuries or possibly make your existing conditions worse. Chiropractic treatment doesn’t have the backing of medical science, and chiropractors often do more harm than good. If you were harmed by a negligent chiropractor, you will probably require medical care from a real doctor to get better.
Our Washington chiropractic malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. can file a claim to help you get the money you need to pay your medical expenses and other costs related to your injuries.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.
Harm Caused by Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractors believe that pain, swelling, reduced mobility, and several other physical problems are caused by something called subluxations. But subluxations are impossible to detect using medical imaging such as X-rays or MRI exams.
Chiropractors use “adjustments” to treat subluxations. The chiropractor uses their hands to manipulate the patient’s body. When applied with too much pressure, chiropractic adjustments may cause the following ailments and afflictions:
- Torn ligaments
- Facial paralysis
- Loss of mobility
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Bone fractures
- Herniated or rupture disks
- Neurological damage
- Muscle damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lumbar pain
- Broken ribs
- Birth injuries
- Infections caused by injections
The Risk of Strokes
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. Also referred to as a brain attack, a stroke can have devastating consequences, including paralysis, blurred vision, fatigue, mental confusion, and speech loss.
According to the American Heart Association, a chiropractic treatment called cervical manipulation therapy (CMT) has been linked to higher incidences of strokes, particularly in healthy younger patients.
CMT involves the vigorous manipulation of the patient’s neck. There’s considerable evidence that CMT is a risky procedure, and “most controlled studies have found an association between CMT and cervical arterial dissections (CD)” which is a frequent cause of strokes in patients under the age of 50.
How Your Washington Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
In Washington State you have three years to file a malpractice suit beginning when you first discover that a chiropractor caused your injuries. But you’ll want to get started right away so your malpractice attorney can begin their investigation.
Your Washington malpractice attorney will review your medical records and consult with specialists to gather the necessary information to prove malpractice. Then they’ll file a claim with the chiropractor’s insurance company to cover the following types of damages caused by unsafe chiropractic treatment:
- Current and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Pain and suffering
Were You Harmed by Negligent Chiropractic Treatment?
If the chiropractor’s insurance company isn’t willing to make a reasonable offer, the experienced Washington chiropractic malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. are always prepared to take them to court. We’ve won record-breaking settlements for our clients.
Our medical malpractice trial attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have been recognized as leaders in the field by Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell® Top Rated Lawyers. Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule a FREE consultation today.
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