Chiropractic medicine has been associated with many troublesome injuries throughout the past. The practice of manipulating the spine comes with its risks, and is therefore a common culprit of malpractice lawsuits. One of the most serious injuries that occurs during chiropractic treatment is a stroke. This happens as a result of suddenly twisting the neck. If you or someone you know has been injured due to chiropractic malpractice it is important you speak with an experienced chiropractic attorney at Catania & Catania today.
The chiropractic techniques used today were developed in the late 1800’s. They were based on the reasoning that the brain and nervous system were key in staying healthy. If you became sick it was believed there was a blockage occurring somewhere within your nervous system. This is where the system associated with chiropractic services resulted from. Through spinal adjustments it was believed these blockages could be resolved. Today, chiropractic students receive degrees in this field, yet are not licensed to treat serious injuries if anything were to occur during treatment. As a result, injuries can occur during or after a chiropractic session without knowledge of either the doctor or patient.
When someone goes in to have their spine adjusted due to existing pain the adjustment may actually increase the damage being done. Since chiropractors are only familiar with the spine, other areas of the body are often overlooked. The other danger now receiving attention from the medical community is that of a stroke. When a neck adjustment occurs, there is potential for a small tear to occur within the carotid artery. This tear can ultimately lead to bleeding and stroke in unsuspecting victims. Strokes don’t always happen right away either. It could happen weeks after your chiropractic appointment. If you’ve suffered any type of personal injury from the negligence of a chiropractic treatment, contact our medical malpractice tampa law firm today. We’ll help guide you in receiving the compensation you deserve as the result of any injuries sustained.
In cases where the chiropractic treatment did not directly result in injury, you may still have the right to file a claim. Since chiropractors are not versed in all areas of medicine, they may cause you to neglect proper medical care based on the assumption that their spinal treatment will remedy your current health situation. Under this assumption, the condition of the patient worsens over time. If this sounds familiar, contact our law office for a free consultation. Catania & Catania is a personal injury law firm focused on handling any malpractice suit in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. To speak with one of our experienced chiropractic lawyers call us today at 1-800-253-5523, or speak with a live chat representative.