In a recent case, the plaintiff claims that the defendant’s chiropractor failed to perform proper tests on the plaintiff to make sure it was safe for them to have cervical manipulations performed on them. The defendant chiropractor in this case denies that they were negligent and claims that all care given to the plaintiff was within the accepted standards.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was under the care of the defendant for chiropractic treatment of the neck and mid and lower back. Throughout the treatment, the defendant performed cervical and lumbar manipulations on the plaintiff. In December during the treatment, the plaintiff’s medical condition was reevaluated by the defendant however, the defendant failed to perform any diagnostic testing on the plaintiff. In February the plaintiff went to the defendant for lower back pain. The defendant had not seen the plaintiff for two months but went ahead and performed cervical and lumbar adjustments. After two weeks, the plaintiff returned for an additional appointment and again had cervical and lumbar procedures performed.
During one appointment in February, one of the manipulations of the cervical spine made an unusually loud crack and caused some discomfort. The following day the plaintiff went to the hospital with a severe headache, facial numbness, and difficulty walking. The plaintiff was then diagnosed with a stroke that the plaintiff claimed was a result of the cervical manipulation. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant was negligent when they failed to perform proper testing and examinations to determine if the procedures were safe. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant’s company was also liable for the actions of their doctor.
The plaintiff suffered gait dysfunction, left vocal cord paralysis, severe hiccups, visual impairment, permanent brain damage, sexual dysfunction and headaches as a result of the stroke. The jury found the defendant not negligent.
People put their trust in medical professionals to make them feel better and to keep them safe from any further injury or harm. However, sometimes some medical professionals may fail to make sure certain procedures or medicines are safe before giving them to patients. This is known as medical malpractice or negligence and can cause serious injury or even death to many patients.
Cases just like this occur too frequently to people all across the United States and even to the people here in Tennessee. If you or someone you care about has suffered a serious injury or even death as the result of medical malpractice or negligence then you should contact one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Tennessee chiropractor malpractice attorneys right away. We will work with you and see to it that you receive the compensation you need for what you have been through.
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