There are some special considerations when dealing with these types of cases and mistakes often create problems for the patient and his or her attorney. It is very important to identify the mechanism of injury that caused the patient’s condition. This is often a complicated and complex issue, such as body position at moment of collision, relative mass ratios of the vehicles and the number of collisions the patient has already experienced.
Objective examination details that specifically diagnoses each body region will quantify the injuries. All care provided must be medically necessary and so the purpose of all care that is provided must be properly identified and explained. In addition, the patient and his or her attorney should understand the prognosis associated with the injury, both in terms of future symptoms and how those symptoms will affect the patient’s regular daily activities — at work, at home and recreationally.
Most chiropractors become natural experts with these types of cases because of their advanced expertise with neuromusculoskeletal conditions related to injury. Dr. Waldron takes great pleasure in helping those who are injured make their way back to health and a pain-free life.
In some cases, a patient won’t have access to personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. This can create many difficulties for the patient and also for the attorney. Dr. Waldron will accept non-PIP injury cases in most circumstances.