Yes. Just like any other health care professionals who are held to certain standards of care, chiropractors can be sued for malpractice. Chiropractors can be sued for many of the same reasons that doctors, nurses, dentists, and alternative health care provides can be.
Chiropractors most often face lawsuits for two different reasons: for injuries sustained during manipulations, and for failing to treat or diagnose a serious medical problem. Some of the most serious injuries sustained by chiropractic patients include neck injuries, strokes, neurological injuries, spinal injuries, back injuries, bone injuries, herniated discs, and even paralysis.
If a chiropractor is found liable for professional negligence, medical error victims may be able to collect compensation for permanent disabilities, pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical bills and future medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of wages and future wages.
As a doctor has a duty to look over your medical needs, so a chiropractor has similar duties. If you have been injured by your chiropractor, or if your chiropractor failed to diagnose or treat a serious medical issue, you should speak with a Dallas TX medical malpractice attorney. Call the Texas injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm today to schedule a free, private appointment.
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