February 4, 2000
A Jefferson County jury found in favor of a Louisville chiropractor after a patient alleged the chiropractor broke her hip during a lumbar readjustment. After this incident, the woman reported to the ER, where it was found she had a broken femur near her hip. Four operations and a total hip replacement later, the Plaintiff asked for over 1.95 million dollars, accusing the chiropractor of using an improper side posture during the realignment. James Grohmann represented the chiropractor and successfully argued that if indeed the hip was broken during the adjustment, the woman would not have been able to walk to her car as she claimed she did. Moreover, the force exerted during the procedure was insufficient to break the hip.