Woman’s Knee Damaged By Sacramento Chiropractor In Medical Malpractice Suit, Part 2 of 7

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)


Plaintiff originally presented to defendants’ facility for chiropractic adjustment and treatment. Upon evaluation by another chiropractor in defendant’s office, it was found that plaintiff had tenderness in and around her right knee. On May 25, 2010, after the first chiropractor believed she was unable to perform a manipulation of plaintiff’s left hip she summoned defendant for his assistance.

Plaintiff alleges that defendant performed and/or attempted to perform a chiropractic manipulation on plaintiff’s left hip, which coincidently involved the use of plaintiff’s right knee. Plaintiff alleges that when defendant was preparing to perform the manipulation, and while he had his hand on plaintiff’s right knee, plaintiff experienced a great deal of pain and discomfort in her right knee and asked defendant to not perform the manipulation. Plaintiff alleges that defendant went ahead and performed the manipulation anyway, delivering a great amount of force to her right knee, which caused tearing of the meniscus in her right knee.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

Defendant contends that plaintiff never told him that her knee hurts prior to the manipulation, never told him not to perform the manipulation, and that he performed the manipulation without incident. Plaintiff contends that this is not what happened.

Regarding damages, prior to the subject manipulation, plaintiff had a chronic small tear of the meniscus in her right knee. Plaintiff contends that the subject manipulation performed by defendant caused further, acute and extensive tearing or her meniscus resulting in clinical symptoms, which ultimately indicated arthroscopic surgery and repair. (See Part 3 of 7.)

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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