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The Vital Role of Chiropractors in Lien Resolution for Personal Injury Cases

July 6th

Personal injury claims can be complex, leaving the injured person with both physical and financial obligations. Chiropractors play an important role in lien resolution, providing favorable compensation for their patients through specialized expertise in chiropractic care and a clear understanding of the legal landscape. We’ll look at the important role chiropractors play in lien resolution for PI cases.

Expert Evaluation and Documentation:

Chiropractors have the knowledge and skills required to conduct expert evaluations and accurately document their patients’ injuries. From the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, chiropractors are trained to do thorough examinations and diagnostic tests to link the accident with the resulting injuries. Detailed documentation is crucial in supporting the personal injury claim.

Individualized Treatment Plans:

Chiropractors address the cause of the injuries and promote overall wellness by creating individualized treatment plans that require not only pain management but also extensive rehabilitation. From the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care includes a variety of techniques such as spinal adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and rehabilitative therapies. 

Collaboration with Legal Professionals:

Chiropractors work closely with legal specialists to support their patients’ personal injury claims, collaborating with personal injury attorneys to ensure medical records and expenses are accurately documented and in a timely manner. According to NCMIC, a provider of malpractice insurance for chiropractors, the need for chiropractors actively participating in the legal process is emphasized. Their opinions on the long-term prognosis and potential medical needs of the injured party highlights the full extent of damages and reasonable compensation.

Lien Negotiation and Resolution:

Lien resolution poses a challenge where third parties have reimbursed medical expenses through health insurance or medical liens. According to the Legal Research Center, the legal knowledge of chiropractors allows them to identify and resolve possible conflicts between parties, ensuring proper reimbursement from the verdict are facilitated, reducing medical liens and optimizing financial recovery for patients. 

Chiropractors aid in the resolution of personal injury cases through careful evaluations, personalized treatment plans, coordination with legal specialists, and expertise in lien negotiation. They support PI patients by documenting their injuries, advocating for them, and navigating the complexities of the legal landscape.

Sources:
  • Hayes D, Elkins T, Yeates T. Chiropractic Evaluation and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Pediatric Patient. J Chiropr Med. 2011;10(3):199-205. doi:10.1016/j.jcm.2011.06.001
  • American Chiropractic Association. What Is Chiropractic? Accessed from: https://www.acatoday.org/patients/