Carotid Artery Stroke Lawsuits
Patients seek chiropractic care in order to alleviate pain and suffering, yet sometimes a visit to the chiropractor actually results in an injury. Chiropractic strokes, for example, can follow a routine chiropractic adjustment. Although patients often fail to recognize the relationship between a chiropractic adjustment and a subsequent stroke, the attorneys at The Abelson Law Firm, are very aware of the connection.
Although chiropractors frequently deny that chiropractic adjustments can trigger strokes, the truth is that an adjustment can lead to a carotid artery stroke, which can cause traumatic physical and emotional injuries to the patient, as well as financial hardship for the patient’s family.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a carotid artery stroke following a chiropractic adjustment, contact the chiropractic malpractice attorneys at The Abelson Law Firm, today. One of our experienced attorneys will review your case and determine if you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and what legal options you may have. The Abelson Law Firm, is based in Washington DC, but we regularly assist clients throughout the country.
Strokes Caused by Carotid Artery Dissection
The carotid arteries are a vital part of the blood flow system in the body. Running from the base of the neck all the way to the brain, they deliver the oxygen-rich blood that the brain requires to function properly.
The portion of the carotid arteries that is located in the neck can be injured by any type of neck injury or sudden neck rotation or thrust, such as a chiropractic rotation. When these arteries are damaged, they can begin to bleed. The bleeding can lead to a blood clot. If left unchecked, the blot clot can restrict the much-needed blood flow to the brain, depriving the brain of oxygen.
The deprivation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain is what causes a stroke. A stroke can cause serious, life-altering injuries, including, death. Stroke victims who survive are often left with brain damage that catastrophically diminishes their quality of life from that point on and which calls for expensive medical treatment for the rest of the victim’s life.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a carotid artery stroke related to chiropractic malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation that will cover lifelong medical care for the injuries suffered as a result.
Contact the chiropractic malpractice attorneys at The Abelson Law Firm, today for a free initial consultation contact us online. We serve clients from all over the United States.