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Acupuncture and the Increasing Malpractice Problem - Do I Have A Case?

Jun 23, 2008
In America, there always seem to be lawyers that hatch right from the soil, ready to sue for most everything. With the amounts and frequency, acupuncture malpractice insurance has become a necessity.

There are people who believe that if they aren't healed that they have been treated wrong and the practitioner is to blame. This might have merit in western medicine with the drugs and surgery performed wrongly and a person being crippled for life. With acupuncture, the medicine isn't looking to do surgery or condone the use of pharmaceuticals, the acupuncturist is working with energy to find the areas or pathways that are blocking the energy that is needed to feel better and stop the pain that many people have. The people who use the acupuncture are trying to stop the pain and are trying anything to not have to have surgery. This mindset is what usually stirs the pot for acupuncture malpractice.

There are many companies that offer acupuncture malpractice. Some have a lot of experience in defending the acupuncturist and others have very little practical experience. One of the problems with acupuncture malpractice is that it ends up costing the practitioner so much that the price ends up being paid by the future patients. Without acupuncture malpractice, a person can lose the practice and everything that they own.

Acupuncture Malpractice Reasons

There have been studies done to track the level of malpractice suits in both the western medical practices and the acupuncture practices. The end result is that it's very similar in both cases. The malpractice was almost a mirror image of people who sued for malpractice. Many people who bring an acupuncture malpractice case don't usually do it right away. It's usually after some time and for many different reasons. Some people believe that if they get an entirely different symptom after seeing an acupuncturist that they can sue for that.

In the eyes of the law, new symptoms are not grounds to sue on but the practice can't afford to gamble and has malpractice insurance to cover them anyways. The easiest reason for a suit against a practitioner is when the practitioner fails to detect an underlying condition that a person might have. If the patient ends up having damage due to a heart attack or other serious reason, the patient can sue and will probably win in a judgment. The problem is that practitioners are people also and being human, they are prone to make mistakes every once in a while.
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