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Sanders & Parks Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict In A Chiropractic Malpractice Jury Trial

Shareholder and associate, Nicole Stewart recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a chiropractor in a medical malpractice case.The primary plaintiff was a young woman who alleged that she experienced a stroke as a result of a chiropractic adjustment of her cervical spine. She claimed that as a result of her stroke she suffered from migraine headaches and as a result was unable to work as a certified personal trainer. Ms. Karvis and Ms. Stewart were able to establish that it was likely that the plaintiff experienced a spontaneous dissection of her vertebral artery, which in turn caused her to experience a stroke. The Plaintiff's husband was a former MLB pitcher who was seeking lost wages for loss of performance based bonuses due to interruption of his usual off-season training regimen. The Court granted a motion for directed verdict on Plaintiff's husband's claim for lost wages and that claim was not allowed to be considered during deliberations. Plaintiffs' counsel asked the jury to award in excess of $2 million. After deliberating for about two hours, the jury returned a defense verdict.