David Strite and Ben Weigel successfully defended a Louisville chiropractor during a recent malpractice trial in Jefferson County circuit court. Plaintiff alleged that a chiropractic adjustment caused a torn medial meniscus. Plaintiff’s allegations were supported by a local chiropractor and by a board certified orthopedic surgeon.
Strite and Weigel contended that the maneuvers delivered to the patient were both indicated and appropriately delivered by the defendant chiropractor. The defense also presented testimony that the maneuvers in question would not cause the type of trauma sufficient to cause the knee injury alleged by plaintiff. Defense experts included a former chiropractic college president and a university-based professor of anatomy.
The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of the chiropractor after 20 minutes of deliberation.