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When is a chiropractor liable?

Chiropractors are not medical doctors however when they cause injury; they are liable for the harm. State laws differ on the specifics of chiropractor liability but usually follow the same liability standard as doctors. This post will go over how you can establish liability and seek recovery for your injuries from a chiropractor.

To prove medical malpractice, you must show that the chiropractor did not use the same level of care that another reasonable chiropractor would have used in a similar situation. And, furthermore, that your injuries were due to the failure to exercise proper care.

Concerning chiropractors, you must show that your particular chiropractor did not utilize the same reasonable standard of care that another chiropractor would have. In practice terms, this means you need to obtain an expert witness who can attest to the proper care.

Chiropractors are generally treated the same as doctors, which means you usually have about one year to file your claim. The time limit to file your case varies from state to state but it is usually somewhere between one and three years. You should consult with an attorney to ensure you don't miss the deadline in your state.

If you were injured due to a doctor?s negligence then you may want to speak to an attorney. One of the worst things you could do is ignore this issue. It is very difficult to estimate the long-term impact of your injury. A lawyer can help you calculate the impact and get you the compensation you need to pay for those future medical bills. You were the victim, you shouldn't have to pay for your future medical care as well.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland: 410-793-4554
Toll Free: 866-517-4037
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