When we go to doctors — no matter the practice — we expect to leave feeling better, not worse. In the United States, we rely on medical practitioners to help us heal from ailments and prevent possible future injuries. Most Americans will go out of there way to find new and better practices, in order to get the best treatment as possible. One of the newer forms of medical treatment, originating from the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century is the practice chiropractic medicine. A non-traditional approach to healing, chiropractic medicine primarily focuses on aligning the spine in order to stabilize the nervous system and enable ultimate healing. Most of the time, chiropractors treat serious, long-term neck, back, and shoulder pain. However, just as traditional medicine can cause more damage than good, so can chiropractic medicine.
In fact, with upwards of 50,000 practitioners in the United States alone, medical malpractice is inevitable. These practitioners are human, too, and thus are prone to making mistakes. When you suffer an injury as a result of a chiropractor’s negligence or misconduct, we call this chiropractic malpractice. In personal injury cases like these, where you suffer as an injury as result of somebody else’s actions, you can go court and sue for compensation for your injuries.
With the increase in medical malpractice suits, including chiropractic malpractice ones, it is important to learn all the facts in case you ever find yourself faced with a serious injury caused by a medical professional. In addition to learning all the facts, if you or someone you know believes they have suffered from a chiropractic malpractice, it may be in your best interest to reach out to Cohen & Cohen, an experienced group of attorneys that have successfully served residents of Washington DC, Virginia, and the surrounding areas, who specialize in medical malpractice cases like these.
There are many injuries that can result from a chiropractic malpractice case. Several of the more common injuries include: head pains such as headaches, consistent dizziness, nerve damage such as pinched nerves, paralysis, numbness, and issues with your spinal cord. All of these injuries are serious and can have long-term and even permanent effects. They can impact your way of life and the lives of those around you.
Why should I hire a lawyer? How can they help?
In addition to emotional burden of dealing with an injury, it can also be costly to deal with further medical expenses. Whether it be hospitalizations, later doctor’s visits, physical therapy, or even around-the-clock care, medical expenses can add up quickly. Thus, injuries can pose a financial burden on victim’s of chiropractic malpractice and their families as well. In the midst of dealing with complicated legal paperwork and healing from your injury, you shouldn’t have to worry about fronting the cost to get better.
By hiring a chiropractic malpractice lawyer, you are hiring someone to help you fight in court to get the compensation you deserve. When your injury is caused by somebody else’s negligence, it shouldn’t fall on you to handle the cost of treatment.
Call Cohen & Cohen today and we will be more than happy to connect you with a skilled chiropractic malpractice lawyer today.