Many people rely on chiropractic treatment for relief of back pain and other widely accepted benefits. Unfortunately, some chiropractors engage in dangerous practices that have the potential to cause serious harm, and even fatal injury, to their patients.
The attorneys at the law firm of Furr & Henshaw stand among the most experienced chiropractic malpractice practitioners in South Carolina. For more than 40 years, we have helped clients pursue accountability and fair compensation from negligent health care providers.
Holding Negligent Chiropractors Accountable For Inappropriate Practices
Over the years, chiropractic care has become a mainstream part of the health care system. Although they are not medical doctors, chiropractors are still accountable to professional standards, and their failure to follow those standards can cause harm such as the following:
- Spinal disk rupture: When chiropractors perform particularly traumatic adjustments on patients with weak spinal joints, their spinal disks may be ruptured. This can cause significant pain, as well as damage to the spinal cord, resulting in paralytic symptoms.
- Stroke: In some cases, improper manipulation of the cervical spine has been linked with an increased risk of stroke. If you or a loved one suffered a stroke within a few weeks of chiropractic treatment, it is possible that the treatment caused the stroke.
- Unproven treatment: Some chiropractors hold unproven beliefs about the benefits of chiropractic treatment and use spinal manipulation to treat patients who really ought to be referred to a qualified medical doctor for proven and effective treatment.
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If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of chiropractic treatment, contact us to discuss whether you have a malpractice claim. You can call our firm at 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach) or 803-250-6829 (Columbia), or reach us online. Our consultations are free of charge and obligation; going forward, you will not pay any attorneys fees unless we help you recover compensation.