Chiropractors Need Medical Malpractice Insurance Too
Much like other medical professionals, the care given to patients by chiropractors must meet certain legal standards. When a chiropractor fails to provide a reasonable standard of care, they may be committed medical malpractice. If you have injured by a chiropractor in California you should speak to an attorney. You may have a valid chiropractor malpractice claim and you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Sacramento medical malpractice attorney to learn more about your legal options.
Chiropractors Can be Sued for Medical Malpractice
Despite the fact that chiropractors practice medicine in a somewhat unique way, they can still be held liable for injuries the cause through negligence. According to the Council on Chiropractic Education, a chiropractor receives at least four thousand hours of medical training. Chiropractors are medical professionals, and they are licensed by the state of California. When a patient consults a chiropractor, they reasonably expect that they will receive a proper medical diagnosis and they will be handled with prudent care. When chiropractors fail to live up to this reasonable standard of care they can seriously damage the lives of their patients. Negligent chiropractors can, and should, be held accountable.
Common Types of Chiropractic Medical Malpractice
- Negligent damage to the patient’s body: If a chiropractor causes a new injury, or substantially aggravates a prior injury, their actions may be negligence. A chiropractor’s body adjustments can cause significant damage to the ribs, back and neck. They have a responsibility to act with prudent care when manipulating a patient’s body and performing adjustments.
- Chiropractor induced stroke: If a chiropractor is not sufficiently prudent their negligence can even induce a stroke. A stroke can occur when a chiropractor ruptures or damages an artery in the neck.
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition: Chiropractors are medical professionals, medical professionals have a duty to reasonably diagnose underlying medical condition. If a chiropractor fails to diagnose an urgent medical condition it may be medical malpractice.
Contact An Experienced Sacramento Medical Malpractice Attorney
Chiropractors need malpractice insurance because they can, and do, commit medical malpractice too. An injury caused by a negligent chiropractor can be very serious. If you, or your family member, has been injured by a chiropractor and you think the injury might have been the result of malpractice, speak to attorney immediately. At Teal Law Group, we will review your case and aggressively represent you. Our attorneys will make certain that you get the full compensation you deserve. Contact an experienced Sacramento malpractice attorney today.