Chiropractic Negligence


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Chiropractic adjustments can cause serious injury if performed incorrectly, or if performed on a patient who should not undergo chiropractic manipulation.

A chiropractor can cause serious injury by failing to comply with the Standard of Care in evaluating a patient or performing chiropractic adjustment.

Improper neck or back adjustments can cause a dissection or “tear” of the major vessels in the neck, resulting in a stroke from obstructed blood flow to the brain.

The stroke may occur immediately after the adjustment or it can take days or even weeks and sometimes people don’t even realize that their symptoms are the result of an adjustment.

At Denver Trial Lawyers®, we are well-equipped to handle cases involving chiropractic negligence. With extensive resources and the combined experience of more than 175 years, our firm knows how to get results. In fact, we are nationally recognized for our record-setting medical malpractice verdicts.

To date, we have recovered more than $350 million on behalf of our clients who have been injured due to the negligence of another. Along with the rest of the firm, our Denver medical malpractice attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don’t owe us any legal fees unless we obtain recovery on your behalf.

Call us at (303) 647-9990 or contact us online to about your chiropractor negligence claim in Denver.

Common Injuries Caused by Chiropractors

Chiropractors can potentially worsen an existing injury by improperly performing adjustments or other procedures. For example, herniated disks are a condition that can be aggravated by a chiropractor.

Some of the injuries caused by chiropractors include:

  • Stroke
  • Herniated and Ruptured Discs
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Cracked Vertebrae
  • Nerve Damage
  • Muscle Damage
  • Loss of Dexterity
  • Loss of Mobility

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Denver Trial Lawyers® will work together with your treatment providers, as well as with a team of dedicated and knowledgeable medical experts, to ensure that you are fully compensated for any injury caused by an improper chiropractic manipulation.

If you have been seriously injured by negligent treatment practices of your chiropractor, contact the dedicated Denver medical negligence attorneys begin a free case evaluation by calling Denver Trial Lawyers today at (303) 647-9990!


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