Connecticut Legislature Urged By Chiro Stroke Victims To Pass Informed Consent Bill

Two Connecticut women are urging Connecticut lawmakers to pass a bill requiring chiropractors to inform their patients about the risks of stroke and also require informed consent. Chiropractors are against the bill but have admitted that there is a risk of stroke associated with chiropractic treatment.

Britt Harwe and Janet Levy were victims of stroke caused by neck manipulation. When she was just 26 years old, Ms. Harwe sought chiropractic treatment for a stiff shoulder. However, one adjustment collapsed an artery in her neck and left her unable to walk, talk or swallow. After over 15 years of therapy Ms. Harwe has regained her ability to walk and talk but will never be able to eat again and is forced to feed herself through a stomach tube.

Ms. Harwe is fighting to change the laws of Connecticut in order to spread knowledge of the risk of stroke and prevent others from suffering a similar tragedy. If you or a loved one has been injured from chiropractic treatment please contact the attorneys at Bahe, Cook, Cantley & Jones.