Can Chiropractors cause injury?
Posted on 12th November 2019
An inquest into the death of an 80-year-old man has heard that a Chiropractor “rushed” his treatment for a leg injury, rapidly dropping the Chiropractor’s table he was lying on, causing him to sustain a broken neck in a prime example of potential medical negligence.
The elderly man, aged 80, was suffering from a recurrent leg problem following an accidental injury at home and attended the Chiropractor for treatment to help with his pain. As a local medical negligence solicitor, MG Legal ensure that we stay up to date with the latest cases and so, we will continue to follow this inquest closely as it nears its conclusion.
The man attended his chosen Chiropractor and was having his spine manipulated when the Chiropractor quickly “dropped and raised” the treatment table he was lying on. Despite his crying out in pain, the Chiropractor failed to stop and shortly afterwards, the man was unable to move any part of his body. Hospital diagnosis found that he was immediately paralysed from the shoulders down and that there was no prospect of returning the movement in his body. Despite prospects of a 14 hour operation to give some kind of support the man declined and he died 24 hours later, described by family as having “faded away”.
The events above are some of the most dramatic and traumatic that MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, have heard. Although, unfortunately, medical negligence is all too common and MG Legal are often instructed by victims of medical negligence, this being one of our areas of expertise. Medical negligence does not have to be life-changing and can range from not giving all of the options to you as a patient when deciding your treatment to missing a broken bone on an x-ray or failing to have enough staff on a ward, causing patients to miss medication doses or to acquire infections.
MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, understands the sensitive nature of this type of case and so we do our very best to be sensitive and caring which ensuring that your medical negligence claim is progressed as swiftly and efficiently as possible. We look to take every medical negligence claim on a “no win, no fee” basis, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement so that you can access the justice you deserve. MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, will do our best to pursue your claim and to obtain a fitting award for the injuries you have suffered as a result of any medical negligence.
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