As a resident of Louisiana who has suffered from a medical mishap with a chiropractor, you may be considering your compensation possibilities. McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to help as you decide what to do next.
The chiropractic field is considered slightly dangerous to begin with. It involves the manipulation of bone, and depending on how your body is treated, you can end up facing very severe injuries. Though there are plenty of chiropractors out there that go their entire careers without incident, it shouldn't be ignored that there are plenty of health warnings telling the public to be wary of chiropractors due to the risky nature of their job.
Chiropractors have to be extremely precise in order to help you without hurting you. Some possible injuries that are particularly dire include things like partial or full paralysis, due to damage done to the spine during readjustments. There have also been cases of nerve damage due to nerves being pinched while the bones are being realigned. In some particularly extreme cases, these injuries can lead to death. It's been shown that manipulation of the neck area has caused the death of at least one patient. However, this is still very uncommon.
If you believe that the chiropractor you were seeing at the time of your injury could have contributed to it, please take a look at our web page on medical malpractice suits. You can find more information about what constitutes medical malpractice, and what you can do if you decide to seek contribution for the hardships you have faced.