Our office represents a young woman who suffered a stroke as a result of chiropractic manipulation. According to our client’s treating neurologist, an artery which transports blood to the brain was torn by a neck manipulation. As a result of the stroke, our client suffers from permanent injuries which include vertigo, poor balance and visual impairments.
A health care provider must disclose risks of medical procedures. In this case, the chiropractor never advised our client that a chiropractic manipulation could cause a stroke. The case settled a week before trial.