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, September 04, 2007

Postage Stamp Honors Crusader Against Chiropractic Malpractice Approved by US Postal Service

Postage Stamp Honors Crusader Against Chiropractic Malpractice Approved by US Postal Service

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Victims of Chiropractic Abuse (www.vocact.com) has released a stamp honoring the life and legacy of Linda Solsbury, the courageous activist who started the push for chiropractic reform.
Westville, CT (PRWEB) August 29, 2007 -- Victims of Chiropractic Abuse, Inc (VOCA) is proud to announce it has designed and released a stamp honoring the life and legacy of Linda Solsbury of New London. They are legitimate U.S. first-class postage stamps that can be used to mail any letter or package.

In 1985 Ms. Solsbury became mute and paralyzed as the result of chiropractic manipulation. However, with the use of only one hand and a computer along with the help of attending nurses and local politicians she was able to lead efforts in 1993 to get a law passed in Connecticut requiring chiropractors to carry malpractice insurance, which the chiropractor who ruined her life did not have.

Linda Solsbury died last year during an operation to relieve some of the effects of her injuries.

"This stamp honoring Linda will help our efforts to promote awareness of the health hazards of chiropractic neck manipulation to the many people who will send, receive, or see the stamp," said Janet Levy, President of VOCA. "Linda was a true hero who worked diligently to warn the public that chiropractic is not without risks and she was a comfort to many other victims through her extensive email communications."

Ms. Levy, along with hundreds of other people in the United States, suffered a stroke when a chiropractor dissected an artery in her neck.

For more information call 203-982-4575.

About Victims of Chiropractic Abuse, Inc:Victims of Chiropractic Abuse, Inc. (VOCA), www.vocact.com, was incorporated in May of 2005 to promote awareness of chiropractic risks through advocacy and legislation. VOCA seeks to require chiropractors to obtain informed consent from patients prior to treatment and believes malpractice claims against chiropractic physicians should be made public, just as they are for medical physicians.




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