Attorney For Chiropractor Malpractice In New Orleans
Do You Know Your Rights After
Being Injured By A Chiropractor?
Maybe you went to a Chiropractor as part of your treatment for back pain, or headaches. Or, you went as part of a healthy living regimen, something to augment diet and exercise. It’s very easy to find information – especially from chiropractors – about the potential health benefits of chiropractic exercises, making it sound like it’s no more risky than massage therapy.
The truth is that upper spinal and neck manipulation can cause severe complications, including an arterial injury or even a stroke. Most patients are not aware of these dangers prior to seeing a chiropractor, and fewer still are informed of these risks from the chiropractors themselves.
If you’ve experienced an injury and suspect it may be due to chiropractic adjustment, contact the Gertler Law Firm today. We know what the law says about your rights, and what it says about the responsibilities of all medical professionals, including chiropractors.
The Gertler Law Firm: Experienced Chiropractic Malpractice Attorneys
We work all chiropractor malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you recover damages. Once you contact the Gertler Law Firm, we’ll walk you through the process step by step to determine:
- What your initial reason was for visiting a chiropractor, and whether or not the chiropractor understood this and took it into account when treating you.
- What damage you’ve suffered, and then work with you and a medical doctor to determine if a chiropractic adjustment caused it.
- Whether or not the chiropractor failed to explain the risks to you—resulting in what the law calls a lack of informed consent.
- Whether or not the chiropractor performed the adjustment correctly; if not, your injury may have resulted from professional negligence.
Unlike a medical doctor, a chiropractor doesn’t start by determining a diagnosis and then working with you to discover the best course of treatment. They can only treat you by making physical adjustments to the spine and joints – so it’s unfortunately not in their interests to recommend a different, possibly safer procedure.
By legally holding your chiropractor responsible for any negligent actions, you help protect yourself and thousands of others by making the risks of chiropractic treatment known.
Ready to find out more? Contact the Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 or toll free at 877-581-6411 – and speak to an experienced Chiropractor Malpractice Lawyer in New Orleans.