Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CANADIAN CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION BEING PLANNED BY THE ADVOCACY GROUP FAMILIES AGAINST ABUSIVE CHIROPRACT

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CANADIAN CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION BEING PLANNED BY THE ADVOCACY GROUP FAMILIES AGAINST ABUSIVE CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS


Vancouver, B.C. – October 19, 2005 – A class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Chiropractic Protection Association (CCPA), a leading insurance provider to 22 chiropractic associations across Canada, may be the only way justice can be obtained for persons who have suffered debilitating injuries following chiropractic treatments, Michael deChamplain, founder of the non-profit advocacy group Families Against Abusive Chiropractic Treatments said today.

CCPA and chiropractic associations are among the most powerful lobby groups for chiropractors in the country and through their legal and political maneuvering thwart the efforts by injured individuals seeking justice,” said Mr. deChamplain. “Their national and provincial associations say they have a public complaints committee but it appears only to be a smokescreen to stall and frustrate people who have suffered a chiropractic injury. Getting the provincial governments responsible for health care in their respective provinces to look into any claims of injuries resulting from chiropractic treatment is also met by indifference which I suspect is due in large part to the pressures exerted on the politicians by the chiropractic lobbying organizations.”

Families Against Chiropractic Abuse (FAACT) is asking victims of chiropractic in Canada who do not have the financial resources or have been devastated financially while seeking legal recourse to contact them as soon as possible to be considered as part of a class-action lawsuit.

FAACT was established over a year ago by Mr. deChamplain to make the public aware of the danger of certain chiropractic treatments, especially neck manipulation, and to seek an impartial public inquiry following injury to his wife after being treated by a North Vancouver chiropractor. Mrs. deChamplain was hospitalized in 2001 and to this day still struggles with partial paralysis and blindness in the right eye as well as continuing emotional and psychological complications.

Those wishing to obtain more information or who want to be considered for inclusion in a class-action lawsuit should contact: Kathryn deChamplain at 250-954-95673 or visit the FAACT website at: www.faact.com






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