Chiropractor Malpractice in Boulder

Chiropractic Manipulation can Cause Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD)

At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC our lawyers understand that the impact of a Vertebral Artery Dissection can be significant. Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD) is when one of the arteries on the back side of your neck tears. The biggest problem with a vertebral artery dissection is that the blood rushing over the dissection or tear in the artery can cause a clot, which if it breaks off, can cause a stroke. We know that trauma from car accidents can cause VAD and related strokes, but chiropractic manipulation is another common cause of vertebral artery dissection and related strokes. If you suspect you have suffered a stroke caused by a traumatic manipulation from your chiropractor, we invite you to call our attorneys who are experienced in strokes caused by vertebral artery dissection today at 303-543-1000.

Chiropractor Malpractice

Just like doctors with medical degrees, chiropractors are subject to malpractice claims if they breach a standard of care. A chiropractor who uses too much force your neck or the wrong technique can cause a vertebral artery dissection, which can cause you to suffer a stroke. The medical literature, and the internet in general, has many examples and first-hand accounts of people who have suffered strokes from chiropractic malpractice that caused a vertebral artery dissection.

Strokes caused by vertebral artery dissection from a careless or poorly trained chiropractor can lead to temporary or permanent problems. At a minimum, diagnosing a vertebral artery dissection and stroke caused by chiropractic malpractice requires extensive medical imaging including CT scans and MRIs, as well as follow up care by your primary care physician and a highly-trained specialist. On the other end of the spectrum, there are documented instances of vertebral artery dissection strokes causing death, or requiring surgery with prolonged hospital stays, physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation, brain retraining, and leaving the victim with a lifetime of restrictions and paralysis.

As with most serious medical problems, the world does not stop even though you were hurt. Because vertebral artery dissection related strokes are a major cause of strokes for healthy middle-aged people, many victims have families that depend on them and jobs that can be put at risk. In other words, victims of VAD strokes have a lot to lose. It is therefore important that you get help from an experienced Boulder personal injury attorney who can provide you with clarity and confidence that your claim is being handled the best way.

Being sidelined because a chiropractor’s negligence is not only unfair, but the financial and emotional impact can be devastating. If you or a loved one has suffered a vertebral artery dissection from a negligent chiropractor, you likely have questions about how to hold the chiropractor accountable, how to handle your bills, your past and future lost income, and many, many other issues related to a potential chiropractic malpractice claim. Our Boulder personal injury attorneys can answer your questions and help you recover your harms and losses.

At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we want to hear from you and your experience with a potentially negligent chiropractor. We have a first-hand understanding of the fear and uncertainty that accompanies a stroke caused by vertebral artery dissection, and we can help you plan your case to put you in the best position to recover your harms and losses. We invite you to give us a call today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation with one of our Boulder personal injury lawyers.

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