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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Symptoms and Effects of Arterial Dissection

Arterial dissection is a rare and serious condition that occurs when there’s a separation of the layers of an artery wall, which supplies oxygen-bearing blood to the head. It’s the most common cause of stroke among young adults. Early detection and intervention is key in cases concerning this ailment. This diagnosis is associated with frequent visits to the chiropractor for neck manipulation. Though in the most extreme cases arterial dissection is fatal, there are many symptoms and long-term effects associated the condition. Symptoms Arterial dissection can be identified by many minute but...

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