Massage Therapy Resulting in Injury – Lawsuit Information

Massage Therapy Resulting in Injury – Lawsuit Information

Individuals pay for therapeutic massage treatments to alleviate back pain, joint discomforts and other physical and emotional aches. However in many instances such individuals aggravate their pre-existing injuries and or suffer new medical complications due to the negligent malpractice of practicing massage therapists. Victims of massage therapy injuries can file a lawsuit against massage parlors, therapist as well as owners and operators of health spas, gyms and other facilities conducting massages. Our law firm is proud to represent victims of personal injury; our goal is to see to it that our clients receive the maximum level of compensation possible.

Types of massage therapies with the highest probability of resulting in significant injury to clients include

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Thai massage – walking on the back of the patient during the procedure
  • Hilot massage – developed from techniques in the Philippines
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sports and athletic massages
  • Cranial therapy
  • Physical therapist based massages and pain management bases treatments

Faulty Practice Resulting in Severe Injuries: There can be several causes of injuries to individuals who undergo massage therapy including  (1) the failure to provide for sanitary massage chairs and beds, (2) Failure to adequately train and supervise, (3) Defective or improperly maintained equipment, (4) Failure to ask for the individuals medical history or provide for a full pre-massage evaluation.

Wining Your Case in the Court of Law: Liability is established when the action of the massage parlor falls below the level of care established by the professions. There are several steps which have to be shown in order to prove your case in the court of law.

  • The massage parlor and massage therapist owed a general duty of care to the client.
  • The duty of care was breached – this can be as a result of the failure to massage in a proper fashion or take steps to insure the clients safety.
  • Breach of a duty of care results in significant injury to the individual. Injuries can include spinal cord damage, bulging and herniated disc fractures, broken or fractures bones, and infections such as hepatitis C.

Compensation Available for Victims of Injury Cause: Under personal injury laws victims of personal injury are entitled financial recovery from all at fault parties for all damages incurred. A list of damages recoverable in personal injury case include…

  • All physical damage resulting in medical and hospitalization expenses.
  • Lost wages and loss of future income capacity as a result of continuing long term or permanent injuries.
  • Pain and suffering including emotional distress.

Free Consultation Available for Victims: Our attorneys provide private confidential case evaluations free of charge. If you have any legal questions feel free to contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529.

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I went for a massage a little over one week ago and I am still hurting badly, the massage therapist used something she called therapeutic therapy focusing on trigger points and it was quite painful. I also have a pharosophogeal hernia which she was made aware of, yet she had me laying flat on my back which pushed weight on it, than she pushed roughly over my back and now feels as if my ribs have been bruised. I had to go to another doctor and she thinks it could have possibly caused the hernia to slide out of place and she gave me Baclofen to try to relax the hernia back into place. The massage therapist never asked me if she was applying too much pressure and she was also coughing in my face while I was laying on my back and she was not covering her mouth. I have felt completely exhausted since the massage and it has already been a week and I am still having soreness in my ribs, also a bruise on both sides of my hips, one is round and dark around the outside, the other is green on the other side. I had not had any type of massage done in several years and she was aware of this and I have never had injury before until now.

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I went to the massage parlor yestetday and it wasn’t pleasant. I had a deep tissue massage before from another massage parlor and it was done professionally because there were no pain or injurues, and it felt relaxing and i felt like I was floating afterwards. Now yesterday I was hoping to feel the same results but I didn’t. This was the second time I received a massage but the first time it caused me pain. It was painful throughout the whole procedure. I now have pain in the center of my back and the upper part of my back. It feels as if I was stabbed in my back. I feel this massage parlor isn’t legit.

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I had a massage to keep fit and healthy, however her vigorous manipulation caused me injury. Walked in, limped out.
Believe this is more common than I thought. Are there are references that document case histories and successful legal outcomes with regard to injury from massage therapists?

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I went to a retail store today and they had a demo with massage machines in the chairs. I sat in it for about 5 minutes and was told all about the machine by the lady is was working the demo. When I got home my husband notice I had what like like could be either burn marks and bruises all over the area the massage machine was placed. I have pictures and it’s looks pretty bad but didn’t know if this was something I should take action against before it cause even worse damage to someone else.

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This massage therapist had sex with my husband at an so called very reputable establishment….what can you do about people like this…i believe that my husband was not the only one…

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Hello I went in for a deep tissue massage and now my upper back is killing me terrible pain all day and night can I sue them for hurting me?

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I had a massage (hot stone) on 11/13 to relieve stress and pressure that I had been feeling in my neck. It is now 12/3, and I believe that I may have broken ribs. The massage did not yield much relief and I started seeking a chiropractor shortly thereafter. My neck feels much better now, but I am having extreme pain in my shoulder blade (left) and am having difficulties breathing.
The massage I had was quite painful, but I have had massages before and knew that sometimes they hurt, but usually make you feel better afterwards, however, this is obviously not the case here.
I would like advice on what to do, as I am in extreme pain and nothing seems to help.

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Went in for a hot stone massage on my anniversary and got burnt and have a big burn. Very uncomfortable and painful. What should I do and where to go from here?

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Hello, the other day I went to banahaw spa to relieve back pain, I availed their back pain healing 5 in 1 massage with ventosa a glass cupping, when I reach home I saw in the mirror that my back has burn and discoloration and felt pain. I tried goin back to the spa but apparently they have company outing.im planning to visit the spa tomorrow morning to complain. Can I sue the company and the therapist for negligence and what can I get from them aside from pain and traumatized. I will asked them to bring me in the hospital.

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