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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Osteopath injury advice

    People are increasingly requesting osteopath injury advice after receiving improper treatment from an osteopath. The job of an osteopath involves detecting and treating muscular and skeletal problems by using manipulation in the form of stretching, pulling, massaging or moving the muscles and joints. As with any treatment process there is the chance of undue injury as a result of incorrect treatment being applied, which is why we are offering osteopath injury advice to assist victims who wish to initiate a personal injury claim. As a medical professional, an osteopath has a duty to help alleviate the symptoms that you may be suffering from, and any misconduct should be dealt with in order for you to receive your rightful recompense following a successful compensation claim.

    Painful treatment

    A case of osteopath injury occurred in 2012 when a lady suffering from Goldenhar Syndrome, which can cause malformation on one side of the face and abnormalities of the neck vertebrae, went to an osteopath for treatment because of persistent back pain that she had endured for over two months. The osteopath failed to recognise the implications of her congenital defects during treatment and proceeded to manipulate the lady’s spine without asking her, prior to the treatment, if she had any problems. The lady in question suffered increasingly painful episodes of back pain and at one point was in so much pain that she requested powerful analgesics from her GP.

    As the treatment progressed, the lady experienced further pain and complained of pins and needles in her left arm. These ongoing problems prompted her to seek a second opinion and she consulted another osteopath for advice. The osteopath immediately arranged an MRI scan for the lady that highlighted her congenital abnormalities. The treatment the lady had previously undergone should not have been carried out without first having had an MRI scan, as her condition was obvious. The lady filed a case of medical negligence that resulted in the osteopath being suspended and an award of £3,000 made to the victim.

    Seeking help

    If you or anyone you know feels that they need osteopath injury advice, contacting Accident Advice Helpline is strongly advised. Our expert lawyers are able to offer advice and representation should a person have a genuine case for a personal injury claim. All claims are undertaken on a no win, no fee*’* basis and if someone needs advice we have a 24/7 helpline that is 100% free to use.

    When you receive osteopathic treatment the treatment itself should not result in a great amount of pain. Osteopathic treatment should alleviate, rather than exacerbate pain levels, and if you are experiencing painful osteopathic treatment you should immediately contact another medical professional in order to ensure that the treatment that is being received is appropriate for your complaint.

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    Further information regarding personal injury claims can be found on Accident Advice Helpline’s website, including an approximation of how much someone could expect to receive from their compensation claim. Alternatively, our Freephone helpline can be contacted on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: October 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Medical negligence claim

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.