A Chiropractor expert witness testifies about the standard of care for chiropractic treatment, procedures, informed consent, and complications. Chiropractic is an alternative (non-traditional, non-allopathic) medical practice concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors, the practitioners of Chiropractic, believe that disorders of the spine, primarily those involving vertebral malalignment, have a direct effect upon the nervous system and general health. Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) must complete a 4-year doctorate program focusing on a variety of core areas including history taking, physical examination, psychosocial assessment, diagnostic studies, and both adjusting and non-adjusting therapies. Common conditions treated by Chiropractors include neck pain, back pain, ligamentous sprains, muscle strains, cervicogenic headaches, coccydynia (tailbone pain), whiplash, pyriformis syndrome, and sciatica. An experienced Chiropractic expert witness can opine on any of these areas.
Malpractice claims against Chiropractors typically stem from allegations of misdiagnosis or from chiropractic manipulation causing vertebral artery dissection, internal carotid artery dissection, acute disk herniation, vertebral fracture, and other injuries.
Elite Medical Experts is experienced in all aspects of Chiropractic litigation and consultation, including:
Given the unusual issues involved in the field of Chiropractic, a top-tier Chiropractic expert witness is an invaluable asset in evaluating complex issues. To secure a hand-selected Chiropractor expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.