Chiropractic Malpractice Attorney in Saint Louis
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Contrary to popular misconceptions, chiropractors are doctors. They attend
a minimum of four years in undergraduate education, and they spend several
years of additional education before finally receiving a Doctor of Chiropractic
degree. Just like any other doctor, a chiropractor can be held legally
accountable to a patient for
medical malpractice. If, in the course of treatment, a chiropractor causes the patient to
suffer injury or fails to take actions to safeguard the patient's
health, he or she may be found liable for the injury, and the patient
may in this case be able to recover monetary damages.
Types of Chiropractic Malpractice
There are two main types of chiropractic malpractice commonly seen in cases
today. The first includes the chiropractor's failure to diagnose conditions
that require timely medical attention. For example, if you were to have
an injury pertaining to leg pain, the chiropractor might believe that
it had to do with the alignment of your spine. The chiropractor might
attempt to manipulate your spine in an effort to relieve the pain. Instead,
a blocked artery in your leg was the real cause of the problem and later
forced you to amputate the injured leg. Had the doctor made an accurate
diagnosis of the condition, you might have been able to avoid this outcome
and make a full recovery.
The second type of chiropractic malpractice involves damage from the manipulation
of your body in efforts to relieve any pain. Chiropractic adjustments
are often quite forceful, and if the doctor makes even minor errors in
the process the patient may be injured. In some instances, a chiropractor
can attempt to align the patient's spine, but instead cause serious
injuries, including but not limited to stroke or paralysis.
When you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a chiropractor's
negligence, you can find help by working with a St. Louis personal injury
attorney at Meyerkord & Meyerkord. We have won more than $350 million
for our clients, and we are prepared to fight to get the results you deserve.
Bring the case to us today for a free consultation to discuss strategies
for your case and to learn how much your claim for compensation could be worth.