Defense Verdict for a Chiropractor in Medical Malpractice Case
Partner Chip Emge obtained a defense verdict for a chiropractor on April 20, 2012 in Charleston County, South Carolina. The Plaintiff alleged that she had suffered a herniated disk as the result of a complimentary chair massage given at a community event. At issue was the ability of a chair massage to produce enough force to cause a disk herniation as well as whether it was the chiropractor or his massage therapist who had actually attended the event on behalf of the practice group. The Plaintiff sought $5 million in damages. After a five day trial, the jury found in favor of the chiropractor as well as the practice group.