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Cedar Rapids Chiropractor Malpractice Lawyer
Most chiropractors are proud to refer to themselves as “doctors.” However, if they are going to take on this esteemed title, they must be held to the same standards of care and quality to which we hold medical doctors. Thus, if a chiropractor incompetently performs a procedure or makes an inaccurate diagnosis which results in further injury, they should be held liable for their negligent actions.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an incompetent chiropractor, contact the Cedar Rapids chiropractor malpractice attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your legal options.
Types of Chiropractor Malpractice
A chiropractor can be the perpetrator of medical malpractice in much the same way as a medical doctor. Because they engage in the practice of diagnosing and treating illnesses, they may be liable in a number of situations. Some of these potential malpractice situations include:
- Making an inaccurate diagnosis of a condition
- Suggesting an inappropriate course of therapy for a given condition
- Prescribing a course of over the counter medication that causes injury to a patient
- Delaying traditional medical treatment and opting for chiropractor treatment when it is not warranted
- Causing injury during a muscle adjustment
Many chiropractors prescribe dietary supplements and vitamins as part of a course of treatment. If a chiropractor does this without adequate knowledge of how a supplement may interact with a patient and it causes injury, he or she could be held liable for those injuries.
If a chiropractor is going to label themselves as a doctor, they should be subject to the same standards of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of this type of malpractice, contact a Cedar Rapids chiropractor malpractice lawyer with Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to schedule a free consultation.