Chiropractor Malpractice

Chiropractor Malpractice Attorneys

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Chiropractor Malpractice Attorneys

For many people, chiropractic care is part of their medical wellness plan.  Chiropractors can offer effective treatment for some musculoskeletal and spine conditions using less invasive methods.  While chiropractors do not perform surgery or internal treatments, they can still cause injury to their patients if the are negligent in their care. 

Chiropractors focus on manipulation and alignment of the spine, often combined with other soft tissue treatments for the neck and back.  These medical professionals may be referred to as doctors, but their education and training are much different than a medical doctor.  While they may not be medical doctors, they are still liable for any injuries they cause due to negligent medical care.

If you or a loved one has been injured by chiropractor malpractice or negligence, contact one of our chiropractor malpractice trial attorneys today!


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Chiropractor Malpractice

When a patient is injured as a result of a chiropractor’s failure to follow the accepted standard of care, the chiropractor may be liable for any resulting damages.  Examples of chiropractor malpractice:

As a medical professional, a chiropractor has a responsibility to their patients. This responsibility can be breached if a chiropractor fails to properly diagnose a patient’s underlying medical condition, thereby failing to treat an urgent medical issue. If a patient is injured as a result of this breach, the chiropractor may be liable for resulting damages.

Like all medical treatments, chiropractic treatments have some risk of negative side effects and injury. It is a chiropractor’s duty to fully explain these risks before administering treatment.

If during treatment the chiropractor makes the injury worse, or causes a new injury, the chiropractor can be held liable. Injuries that are often caused by negligent chiropractic treatment include:

  • Broken ribs and vertebrae
  • Pinched nerves and other forms of nerve damage
  • Severe back and neck pain
  • Sciatic nerve damage and pain
  • Herniated discs

A chiropractic-induced stroke occurs when an artery to the brain ruptures or becomes blocked because of a chiropractor’s manipulation of the neck. Many times, the patient is unaware the stroke was caused by chiropractor negligence, because the stroke may not occur until weeks after the chiropractic visit.


If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of chiropractic malpractice, contact us today!

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Chiropractor Malpractice FAQs

Some of the most common questions about chiropractor malpractice.

Medical errors are on the rise in the state of Georgia. As such, it is important to consult an accomplished medical malpractice lawyer who can assist you with evaluating your claim, exploring your legal options, gathering evidence, and fighting for justice. Basically, any healthcare provider who caused or contributed to the negligence and resultant harm may be held legally liable. That includes:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Hospitals
  • Hospital staff
  • Healthcare centers
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Barring cases of extreme emergency, physicians must receive a patient’s “informed consent” before any invasive procedures or operations are administered. This involves the patient being informed of the treatment’s purpose along with its risks and possible consequences. Even if a patient gives his or her informed consent, he or she can still sue a physician for an error if the physicians failed to adhere to the appropriate standard of care.

Medical professionals are allowed to make honest mistakes without being sued, as long as they have exercised their duty of reasonable care. However, a mistake may become a case of medical malpractice if the physician neglects to perform the following actions:

  • Receive and review the patient’s medical history
  • Identify the more obvious symptoms of an ailment
  • Order proper screenings for symptoms
  • Accurately evaluate test results

Damages in Chiropractic Malpractice Lawsuits

You may recover damages if you can prove a chiropractor’s negligence caused your injuries and/or long-term or permanent disabilities. The damages are as follows:

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