Chiropractic Malpractice – Arterial Dissection Lawsuits
While chiropractics can be a very effective treatment for some people, our legal team at McEldrew Young Purtell has represented many clients who faced and now need help regarding Chiropractic Malpractice – Arterial Dissection Lawsuits. Chiropractors are held to standards very similar to other medical professionals, where they must uphold a certain degree of care in regards to their patients. If they stray from this expectation and the failure causes injury, then they may be held liable. One common condition that can occur because of poor chiropractic care, is called arterial dissection.
What is arterial dissection and how does it happen?
Arterial dissection often occurs when a chiropractor adjusts the neck or spine, but ends up tearing an artery inner lining. When an artery gets moved or stretched in a manner that it wasn’t intended to withstand, the artery lining can tear, resulting in a potential blood clot formation. Devastatingly, many patients don’t realize they have been injured in this way and may suffer from a fatal stroke. In this case, the surviving family may pursue legal action for medical malpractice wrongful death.
Patients who have this condition are at an increased likelihood for having a stroke. If you believe this has happened to you or a loved one, we strongly encourage you to meet with an attorney promptly about Arterial Dissection Lawsuits and Chiropractic Malpractice. Symptoms associated with arterial dissection include:
- Neck pain (severe)
- Headaches that won’t relent
- Equilibrium or balance is off
What damages can I recover in a lawsuit against the chiropractor?
Your chiropractor most likely tore an artery lining by accident, but this doesn’t mean that he or she should be given any lenience. If the patient was hurt because of an improper adjustment that led to arterial dissection, then pursuing damages may be possible. Our legal team can evaluate your circumstances to decide which damages you may be eligible to receive. When meeting with us, please bring documents pertaining to medical care, missing work, out of pocket expenses, hospital bills, and any other paperwork that can be useful to your Chiropractic Malpractice Arterial Dissection Lawsuit.
The type and extent of recoverable damages endured by the victim can vary, but usually entails the following:
- Medical treatment to correct the patient’s arterial dissection
- Loss of wage if the patient had to be out of work to recover
- Pain and suffering that the arterial dissection had caused
- Loss of quality of life (temporary or permanent)
How soon should I get legal assistance for the arterial dissection?
As soon as you realize you suffered from arterial dissection, it is time to meet with an attorney for guidance while filing an Arterial Dissection Lawsuit under Chiropractic Malpractice. Strategic and aggressive legal action is the key to increasing your chances of getting a fair amount of monetary restitution. Hopefully by holding the chiropractor responsible, it can also prevent other people from falling victim to arterial dissection too.
Don’t wait to get legal help for arterial dissection due to a chiropractor’s medical malpractice. We are awaiting your call, so please contact an attorney at McEldrew Young Purtell quickly for counsel and advice about submitting a Chiropractic Malpractice – Arterial Dissection Lawsuit.