Trenton Gill and Brooke Behrens Obtain Defense Verdict in Favor of Chiropractors
In a case of chiropractic negligence, attorneys Trenton Gill and Brooke Behrens secured a defense verdict for their clients.
The plaintiff visited our chiropractor clients seeking treatment for a constant, severe headache, as well as lower back and ankle pain. After standard chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture, the clients suggested trying a whole-body cryotherapy session. The plaintiff agreed, but ended the session after two minutes, citing 10/10 pain and signs of hypertensive crisis. The plaintiff contended that her blood pressure was never checked prior to the cryotherapy, and therefore she should never been allowed to use the therapy. Further, Plaintiff also contended that our clients were negligent in their post-cryotherapy management. As per the plaintiff's assertions, our clients’ alleged negligence led the plaintiff to require emergency medical attention and resulted in subsequent diagnoses of hypertension and post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
The defendants denied they failed to take the blood pressure. They presented evidence of standard processes and procedures which they follow every time for every patient using cryotherapy. Furthermore, once the plaintiff had a bad experience they provided reasonable care in helping her recover, including offering her every opportunity to obtain transportation home or to a hospital. She recovered quickly and did not have PTSD.
After a three day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict on in favor of our client.