Chiropractor Negligence Lawyers
Due to the nature of chiropractic treatments, the chances for injury can be high. Chiropractors use spinal manipulations (also called chiropractic adjustments or spinal adjustments) to promote improvements in their patient’s health. The spinal cord is part of our central nervous system and damage to it can result in a significant array of injuries.
Chiropractor negligence can result in a number of injuries, including:
- Chiropractic induced stroke
- Facial paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Arterial damage
- Herniated discs
- Fractured vertebrae
- Fractured rib
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Numbness in the extremities
- Spinal Stenosis
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Inducement of early labour
Often the injuries from negligent chiropractic treatments do not manifest directly after the treatment and only show up after some time has passed. This is especially so for chiropractic induced strokes, which occur after chiropractic spinal manipulation results in a vertebral artery dissection, which can result in blood clots and an obstruction to blood flow, resulting in a stroke.
Like any other claim for medical/professional negligence, one defence against a chiropractor negligence claim can be that the chiropractor obtained the patient’s informed consent for the treatment. That means that if a chiropractor explained to a patient the risks or dangers associated with chiropractic treatment, and the patient willingly accepts those risks, they cannot then allege negligence. Even if informed consent wasn’t obtained, it can still be argued that a reasonable person in the patient’s position who was aware of the risks would have accepted them.
If you were injured due to chiropractor negligence contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP to see if you have a case.
What Compensation Is Available For Chiropractor Negligence Claims?
Because the facts and circumstances surrounding each case are different, each case is unique and requires careful handling and expert examination. As some of the most experienced personal injury lawyers in Vancouver, we have over 30 years of experience handling all kinds of injuries ranging from minor whiplash cases to serious brain injuries. What each case is worth and what compensation you’re entitled to depends on the specific facts of the case. However, generally speaking in personal injury claims you can seek compensation (also called damages) for:
- Pain and suffering (or non-pecuniary damages)
- Past loss of Income
- Future loss of income
- Loss of capacity to earn income
- Loss of homemaking capacity
- Cost of future care
- Out of pocket medical expenses (or special damages)
- In-trust claims