This page is about medical malpractice lawsuits against chiropractors and settlements and jury awards in these cases.
Chiropractic Malpractice Lawsuits
There are not that many chiropractor malpractice cases. Is it that chiropractors are particularly competent health care providers? No. Chiropractors’ negligence usually does not result in serious injury.
Most of the cases our lawyers get calls on are negligent manipulation cases where the injury is not particularly serious by viable malpractice case standards and proof of what caused what is usually an exacerbation of a preexisting condition and is a challenge.
That said, there are sometimes significant claims made against chiropractors. Because they do not have the halo effect that doctors have with juries, there is a very level playing field for plaintiffs filing suit against them. Stunningly, chiropractors are trusted less in most communities than lawyers (but ahead of Congress, of course). Which really is saying something.