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Chiropractic strokes and other injuries caused by neck manipulation is not something Herndon and Reston lawyer Doug Landau had been warned about at the many sports expos where chiropractors offer free services. At this month’s DC Trial Lawyers meeting, Loudoun and Fairfax injury lawyer Landau caught up with many of the finest lawyers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. One of his long time ATLA/AAJ friends attending was Washington DC lawyer Michael Abelson. Abelson has represented people severely injured by chiropractic neck manipulations. The DC trial lawyer launched a new website to help improve awareness of chiropractic strokes and the injuries caused by chiropractic neck manipulation.

According to Abelson, "Chiropractic manipulations carry grave risks, Yet many people have never heard of a stroke induced by a chiropractic neck manipulation until they or a loved one suffers the stroke injury." The site includes information on:

  • * Different types of strokes;
  • * Why a neck manipulation injury isn’t always immediately obvious;
  • * The signs and consequences of a chiropractic stroke.
  • * Why you need a lawyer if you or a family member has suffered a chiropractic stroke.

"Testimony from stroke victims on our site shows the risks and potentially deadly consequences of neck manipulations by chiropractors," Abelson said. "The public needs to know about the very real peril to their health every time they go to a chiropractor." Abelson’s web site also has a Chiropractic Glossary: Common Chiropractor Terms It is a website worth visiting before you or a loevd one goes for chiropractic treatment or manipulation.

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