Portland Chiropractic Malpractice Attorney
Many people in and around Portland visit a chiropractor for a variety of benefits. Whether you have a neck or back injury or simply want to maintain your overall health, a chiropractor can help in many ways. However, like any other type of medical professional, chiropractors can make mistakes these mistakes can sometimes result in injuries to patients. If a chiropractor has caused you unnecessary injury, please call our Portland chiropractic malpractice attorneys today to discuss your situation.
What is Malpractice?
Chiropractors attend a rigorous educational program in order to receive their degree and license and many attend a chiropractic program right here in Portland. These programs are supposed to properly train individuals to practice chiropractic medicine in the right manner. All chiropractors are expected to provide a certain standard of care, which is the care that a reasonable and trained chiropractor would give for a certain patient. If your chiropractor failed to act in accordance with this standard of care and you suffered injury, you may have a legal claim against them.
Examples of Chiropractic Malpractice
Malpractice can happen in a variety of ways at the chiropractor. The most common is that treatment causes additional and unnecessary injuries that then require medical treatment. When a chiropractor is making adjustments to your neck or back or is manipulating your spine, the following injuries may possibly result if they do something wrong:
- Spinal stenosis;
- Chronic headaches;
- Tingling or numbness in limbs or extremities;
- Pinched nerves;
- Pinched arteries;
- Herniated discs;
- Weakness of muscles or bones;
- Paralysis of the bowels or bladder;
- Paralysis of the face;
As you can see, many chiropractic mistakes can cause severe and lasting problems, while even relatively minor injuries can cause pain and inconvenience. In addition, the medical care needed to properly treat these injuries can result in costly medical bills. If the chiropractor did not meet the required standard of care and caused your injuries, you have the right to recover for all of your losses by filing a malpractice claim.
Some injured chiropractic patients may have additional legal claims following an injury. For example, if the chiropractor administered treatment to which you did not consent, you may be able to sue for battery. If the chiropractor provided treatment beyond the scope of their license or abilities, you may be able to sue for fraudulent conduct. In many cases, you may have more than one cause of action wrapped up into your chiropractic malpractice case.
Consult With a Portland Chiropractic Malpractice Attorney
If you think your chiropractor was negligent and caused you injury, you need an experienced chiropractic malpractice lawyer to evaluate your situation and represent your rights. At the Johnston Law Firm, we have helped many people recover after they have suffered injuries at the hands of careless chiropractors and other types of medical professionals. Malpractice claims can be complex, but we have the skill to handle your case in the most efficient way possible. Call us today at (503) 546-3167 for a free consultation.