Have you sustained injuries or developed medical conditions that may be the result of improper chiropractic treatment in Tampa, FL? If so, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and suffering. The Tampa chiropractor malpractice lawyers at Catania & Catania Injury Lawyers can help you maximize your recovery.
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How Catania & Catania Injury Lawyers Can Help You If You’ve Experienced Chiropractor Malpractice in Tampa
It can be tough to prove that you’ve suffered an injury because of substandard chiropractic care. In order to prove your case and win, it’s important to hire an experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer to represent you.
At Catania & Catania Injury Lawyers, we stand up for victims of medical negligence, like you every day. We understand how much is riding on your personal injury case, and we’re committed to doing everything in our power to help you win.
Our Tampa medical malpractice attorneys can help you recover compensation by:
- Investigating your case and gathering evidence
- Working with experts to understand how much compensation you may deserve based on your injuries and losses
- Negotiating with the insurance companies for a fair settlement on your behalf
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary.
Thanks to an aggressive approach, our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers have recovered more than $500 million for our clients over the years. Our experience, resources, and unparalleled reputation will increase your chances of reaching a fair settlement. Schedule a free case evaluation today to get started.
What is Chiropractic Malpractice?
While chiropractors don’t have the same training as medical doctors, under Florida law, they’re still bound to provide treatment that meets the established medical standard of care.
Simply put, a chiropractor in Tampa has to demonstrate the knowledge, skill, and care that another trained chiropractor would exercise in the same situation.
When a chiropractor fails to provide care that meets or exceeds these standards, it can be considered negligence or malpractice.
If you’re injured as a result of chiropractic negligence or malpractice, you may have a legitimate injury case on your hands. You can file a medical malpractice claim against the negligent health care provider, the chiropractor’s practice, the facility where you received care, their insurance provider, and any other liable parties.
What Are Examples of Chiropractor Malpractice?
Chiropractor malpractice can take a wide range of forms. Common examples include the following:
Failure to Diagnose
Patients often seek chiropractic treatment because they’re suffering from back pain, headaches, or various other types of discomfort.
Many medical conditions could potentially cause the pain that gives one reason to seek chiropractic treatment. For example, someone might see a chiropractor because they’re experiencing a numbing sensation in their legs on a regular basis.
A chiropractor should understand that this symptom could be caused by a serious medical condition, such as peripheral artery disease. This condition can lead to a heart attack if left untreated. If a chiropractor didn’t consider this and provided ineffective treatment instead of suggesting that their patient see a physician qualified to diagnose their condition, that patient may eventually have a heart attack.
Chiropractors don’t have medical degrees and thus are not medical doctors. However, they do have a duty of care to their patients. You could take action to recover compensation if a chiropractor failed to diagnose a condition or recognize and alert you to the warning signs of one.
Lack of Informed Consent
Undergoing chiropractic care involves a certain degree of risk. Chiropractic treatment can potentially cause harm.
Chiropractors, like other medical professionals, must inform patients of said risks so they can make the decision to undergo treatment based on an understanding of the injuries they could sustain as a result. A chiropractor may be considered negligent if they fail to provide such warning.
Improper chiropractic treatment can cause numerous injuries.
- Broken ribs
- Fractured vertebrae
- Herniated and/or slipped discs
- Nerve damage
- Facial paralysis
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Worsening of an existing condition
It’s imperative that chiropractors be careful and rely on their experience and training when manipulating patients’ bodies. Unfortunately, sometimes they make mistakes or fail to take reasonable care.
What Causes Chiropractor Malpractice?
The causes of chiropractor malpractice can vary on a case-by-case basis. Often, the cause can be linked to general carelessness. If a chiropractor doesn’t strive to offer safe treatment, they’ll be more likely to cause harm or overlook a condition that could have been diagnosed earlier.
There may also be rare instances when chiropractor malpractice is at least partially the result of greed. Although this isn’t meant to be an attack on chiropractors, it’s not unheard of for chiropractors to knowingly avoid explaining the risks of chiropractic medical care to patients. They don’t want to scare away patients who might otherwise be willing to pay for treatment.
Regardless of the cause, when victims are injured as a result of chiropractor malpractice, they deserve compensation. Recovering it is much easier with the help of a Tampa chiropractor malpractice lawyer.
What Compensation Can I Get If I’m Injured By a Negligent Chiropractor in Tampa?
Just like in other medical malpractice cases, both economic and non-economic damages can be available to victims.
Economic damages compensate for verifiable financial losses, while non-economic damages make up for more personal losses and trauma.
Some damages typically awarded in chiropractor malpractice cases include:
- Medical bills, including for future care necessary for recovery or maintenance
- Lost wages or other lost income
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Wrongful death, and more.
Generally, the more severe your injury and suffering, the more your personal injury case will be worth. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys will work diligently to not only identify all of your damages, but fight to secure full compensation for each and every one.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Tampa Chiropractor Malpractice Lawyers
Do you believe you’ve been the victim of chiropractor malpractice in Tampa, Florida? Contact the chiropractor malpractice attorneys at Catania & Catania Injury Lawyers for immediate assistance. Our law firm is here to help you pursue any compensation you may be owed. To schedule your free consultation, give us a call or contact us online today.