smashed fingers at chiropractors

UPDATED: Jun 2, 2009

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smashed fingers at chiropractors

i saw my chiropractor today i stood on the table face down and grabed the bar the table lowered and smashed my fingers since i could not see to grab on was is her responsibility to check before lowering the table

Asked on June 2, 2009 under Personal Injury, California


J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

This is a tricky situation, however, we this is the United States and you can pretty much sue for just about anything.  In this case, i would sy that the chiro had a duty of care to adjust the table and make sure it was safe for you.  After, all, if you were at the chiro's office and it was their table, I would say that it is reasonable for the chiro to assist you.  As a result of the failure of the chiro to assist you, you were injured- that spells negligence.  If you do not care that the chiro will no longer see you, then file a claim and see what compensation the insurance company will give you.  I suggest hiring a lawyer to assist you.

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