Injured by Chiropractor or Massage Therapist: Personal Injury Lawsuits in Wisconsin
You went to a chiropractor or massage therapist to alleviate stress or pain. Instead, you walked away feeling worse. When you are injured by a chiropractor or massage therapist, you may have options to pursue a lawsuit in Wisconsin.
Injuries caused by a chiropractor or massage therapist may include:
- Increased pain or swelling in back, ribs, shoulders
- Pinched arteries
- Spinal damage
- Numbness of limbs
- Facial paralysis
Suing a Chiropractor for Personal Injury
In Wisconsin, suing a chiropractor for personal injury ultimately comes down to proving medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is difficult to prove on your own, as it typically requires an expert witness to expose what the chiropractor did incorrectly, and explain what they should have done.
Many chiropractors may refuse to settle a personal injury case against you if you are unrepresented. Medical malpractice is complex, so they are banking on you to make a mistake, thus losing your lawsuit before it reaches trial.
If your injuries were caused by a chiropractor’s medical malpractice, Warshafsky Law can provide a personal injury lawyer to represent you.
Suing a Massage Therapist for Personal Injury
Massage therapists are not always considered health care providers in the state of Wisconsin. A medical malpractice lawsuit may not apply. If you were injured by a massage, you may still have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit for breach of duty and/or negligence.
Your massage therapist owes you a duty of care to protect you from unnecessary risk or injury. If you were injured because a massage therapist did not uphold that duty, you may be able to sue for physical, psychological, and/or financial damages.
If your injuries were the result of the hotel, spa, gym, or other business being unsafe, you may be able to sue for negligence.