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The Impacts of Chiropractic Error

IL defense lawyerOn an annual basis, approximately 22 million Americans visit chiropractors, for a number of medical reasons. Chiropractic treatment can alleviate neck and back pain, anxiety, and even chronic headaches. After a quality visit with a chiropractor, patients often claim to experience increased energy, healthier sleep patterns, and substantial decrease in pain.

All that considered, negligent chiropractors can cause irreparable harm to patients. When a patient visits a chiropractor, they are putting their trust and physical health in the hands of a professional. Here in the state of Illinois, chiropractors are supervised and regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Chiropractic malpractice can come with serious ramifications, include loss of your medical license. If an investigation has been opened against your chiropractic firm, seek out legal assistance immediately.

Common Forms of Chiropractic Malpractice

When chiropractors are cited for engaging in unethical conduct, a large percentage of complaints are placed due to medical malpractice and sexual harassment.

Because chiropractic adjustment is performed on the spine, complications can come with life-long health issues. The most common complications of chiropractic adjustment, include nerve compression, herniated discs, and even strokes. During an free consultation, chiropractors are expected to perform physical exams and explore prior medical history, with all patients. Failure to recognize health concerns, from bone abnormalities in the neck, to spinal cancer, could result in irreversible damage.

Another common form of chiropractic malpractice is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is routinely defined as unwanted sexual conduct, a request for a sexual favor, or unsolicited sexual advances. Due to the physical nature of chiropractic adjustment, it is not uncommon for chiropractors to receive sexual harassment complaints. Even if a complaint is filed under falsified pretenses, it is wise to take all complaints very seriously. In the event of a complaint, contact your lawyer immediately, and begin preparation for a potential investigation.

Contact an Illinois Chiropractic Defense Lawyer

Facing an investigation from the IDFPR can be a frightening and stressful process, fortunately, a quality license defense attorney can guide you through the investigatory and hearing process. With decades of professional experience within the state of Illinois, including as the former Chief of Pharmacy Prosecutions, Attorney Joseph J. Bogdan is prepared to secure the most positive outcome possible, in the event of a hearing. To schedule an free consultation with a knowledgeable Illinois professional license defense attorney, contact us today at 630-310-1267.

 

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/chiropractic-pain-relief

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/chiropractic-adjustment/about/pac-20393513

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