Judge reserves decision on chiropractic lawsuit

A judge has reserved decision on a motion by the Alberta government to be dropped as a defendant in a proposed class-action lawsuit over chiropractic care.

A judge has reserved decision on a motion by the Alberta government to be dropped as a defendant in a proposed class-action lawsuit over chiropractic care.

A government spokesman says the lawsuit offers no reason why Alberta has been included, so lawyers argued that there is no reason to continue against the province.

The claim by Sandra Nette also names chiropractor Gregory John Stiles and the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors.

The lawsuit alleges adjustments to Nette’s upper neck ruptured arteries, which disrupted blood flow to her brain, causing several paralyzing strokes.

Her lawyer, Philip Tinkler, says the government can’t just wash its hands of the matter. He suggests the province should actually be speaking out against the type of chiropractic treatment that he claims left Nette paralysed.

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