Strokes Caused By Chiropractors
Like other medical professionals, chiropractors are subject to claims of medical negligence if they fail to provide the required standard of care. Chiropractors, as licensed medical professionals, are liable for medical negligence if they cause undue harm to their patients. At Furr & Henshaw, our attorneys have experience representing clients who have suffered injuries, such as strokes, after negligent chiropractic care, and we can help you.
How Can Chiropractors Cause Strokes?
When chiropractors manipulate the cervical spine, they can cause a blood clot to release, which could move through the body, enter the brain and result in a stroke. When this occurs, it is often because the chiropractor failed to fully assess the patient prior to treatment.
In fact, strokes resulting from chiropractic treatments are generally preventable. By taking an X-ray or requesting an MRI or CT scan prior to commencing treatment, along with carefully examining a patient’s medical history, a chiropractor can often avoid causing the release of a potentially fatal blood clot.
Your Options After Suffering Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one suffered a stroke following a chiropractic treatment, you may have a case for medical malpractice. At Furr & Henshaw, we have the experience and resources to determine the cause for you or your family member’s stroke. If our medical professionals find a link between the stroke and a visit to a chiropractor, our lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you need to allow you to recover from your injury or loss.
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