Arterial Dissection: Chiropractic Malpractice Considerations

Research shows that chiropractic neck manipulations, or having your neck adjusted by a chiropractor, may be associated with an increased risk of stroke. This is because chiropractic cervical manipulation may lead to vertebral artery dissection, or a tearing of the inner lining of the artery. Arterial dissection may occur in anyone, even if they have been receiving chiropractic treatment for years without problems. However, the risk is higher among people who have existing risk factors or a history of smoking. Arterial Dissection Arterial dissection is a tear in the lining of the artery,...

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Medical Malpractice Risks in Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic Malpractice The Florida personal injury attorneys at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos have years of experience litigating against chiropractic malpractice. If you or your loved ones have experienced injuries after visiting a chiropractor, even if these injuries did not occur for weeks after the appointment, call us or come in for a free consultation today. Elements of Chiropractic Malpractice As with any medical malpractice case, medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients. Medical professionals are expected to perform their services at a level...

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Arterial Dissection Fatality Case May Help Raise Awareness about Issues with Chiropractic Safety

On March 12, 2016, 32-year-old Brittany Ann Thomas passed away. The death of the young wife and mother of two was a tragedy, but her husband, Willis G. Thomas, believes it was one that could have been prevented. Mr. Thomas is in the process of suing chiropractor Steven Lint and his practice Bruceton Wellness Center PLLC for negligence that he believes contributed to the death of his wife. Mrs. Thomas’s Chiropractic Visits Mrs. Thomas went to Bruceton Wellness Center PLLC for chiropractic services from January 2014 to June 2014 and then visited the chiropractic office twice in March of 2016....

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Jury Awards Plaintiff $577,000 in Cervical Manipulation Case

We already know that there’s a direct relationship between cervical manipulation, arterial dissection, and stroke. Through medical studies, doctors have established the connection and encourage chiropractors to warn their patients of the risks involved. Who is at Risk? Patients with risk factors for stroke aren’t the only ones who might experience an arterial dissection. Studies show that even young, healthy individuals with no preexisting risk factors such as hypertension and high blood pressure are vulnerable to a stroke caused by cervical manipulation. As a matter of fact, arterial...

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