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Examiner Summer 2017

The Examiner includes real-life case studies, as well as articles, that let you learn from the expertise and experience of others. Print the pdf of the current issue to read the following and more:

Doctor’s Head in the Sand Regarding Responsibilities

Todd Gun, D.C., first saw Sue Lenz for back and neck pain that was aggravated by the duties of her pest control job. Sue received medical care before seeking chiropractic treatment for pain relief, but instead her symptoms worsened. She returned to medical care, but unfortunately, she required surgery when symptoms persisted.

Safety: The Cornerstone of the Patient Experience in an Emergency

When Doctors of Chiropractic think of patient safety, they often think about their office layouts or treatment plans. But it can also mean knowing what to do when a patient has a potential adverse reaction to care or is experiencing an emergency.

The Attorney Perspective on Preexisting Herniations

It’s fairly common in a chiropractic malpractice case to defend a herniation that preexisted a patient’s chiropractic care and worsened during that care. However, disc herniation is often defensible when the care is effectively explained.

Essentials of Good Documentation

Question: I often hear people say that good documentation is “complete and comprehensive,” but what does that actually mean? Chiropractic malpractice defense attorney June Baker-Laird shares her perspective.

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