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Bloomington Chiropractor Malpractice Attorney

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Lawyers for Injuries Caused by Chiropractors in Springfield, Champaign, and Decatur, Illinois

A good chiropractor can offer a wide variety of benefits to their patients. Adjustments to the spine can provide relief from back and neck pain and multiple other issues. Unfortunately, the techniques used by chiropractors are not always completely safe, and they can end up causing serious injuries that can have a long-term impact on a person's health and well-being. If you have suffered an injury due to a chiropractor's negligence, an experienced attorney can help you understand how medical malpractice laws apply to your case.

At Kanoski Bresney, we understand the confusion and uncertainty that you may experience when you are injured by someone you trusted to care for your health. With over 40 years of experience and more than $400 million recovered for our clients, we know the legal issues involved in cases involving medical negligence. We can help you take the right steps to make sure you are fully repaid for all of the ways your injuries have affected you and your family.

Injuries Caused by Chiropractor Negligence

Chiropractors, like other medical professionals, are required to follow certain standards of care. This means that they should provide the same level of care that would be provided by another reasonably competent person, including another chiropractor or a doctor treating a patient's conditions. If a patient suffered an injury because a chiropractor did not meet this standard, the chiropractor or their employer may be liable for the costs related to the person's injuries.

In some cases, chiropractic injuries occur because a chiropractor did not properly evaluate a patient, review their medical history, or order diagnostic imaging tests. This may result in the failure to properly diagnose a patient's condition or failure to consider underlying medical issues that may increase the risks of performing chiropractic adjustments. A chiropractor may also be responsible for injuries that occur because they did not refer a patient to a medical doctor to address a condition that the chiropractor was not qualified to treat.

In more serious cases, chiropractic adjustments can cause injuries to patients. Improper manipulation of the spine can result in issues such as herniated discs, pinched nerves, or broken ribs, or it could lead an existing medical issue to become worse. These injuries can lead to chronic pain, loss of mobility, or even paralysis. Adjustments to the neck can be especially dangerous, since they can damage arteries that supply blood to the brain, resulting in a stroke. These types of strokes may not occur until weeks after a person receives treatment, and they can result in vision problems, issues with balance and coordination, paralysis, or wrongful death.

The issue of informed consent is often a factor in cases involving chiropractic injuries. Chiropractors should make sure patients are fully informed about the risks involved in a certain course of treatment and the side effects or complications they may experience. Patients should also be informed about possible alternative treatments, and they should be given the opportunity to consult with a medical provider to determine whether a recommended chiropractic treatment is the best option. A chiropractor may be held liable for injuries that occurred due to a lack of informed consent.

Contact Our McLean County Chiropractor Malpractice Lawyers

If you or a member of your family have suffered an injury after receiving chiropractic treatment, Kanoski Bresney can help you receive the financial compensation you deserve. We will fight to make sure you are repaid for the costs of medical treatment for your injury, income you have lost while recovering, and your physical and emotional pain and suffering. To learn how we can provide you with respect, response, and results, contact us by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to schedule a free consultation. We assist with chiropractic injuries and other medical malpractice cases in Springfield, Decatur, Tazewell County, Sangamon County, Macon County, McLean County, Bloomington, Champaign County, Adams County, Quincy, Champaign, Schuyler County, Macomb, Peoria, Pekin, Rushville, Peoria County, McDonough County, and throughout Illinois.

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