June 19, 2008 — A Canadian woman whose daughter died in 1998 a few days after she had a neck adjustment by a Saskatoon chiropractor, has resumed her lobbying efforts against chiropractic.
According to the Saskatchewan News Network, Sharon Mathiason has increased her efforts to persuade politicians to outlaw neck manipulations and other chiropractic adjustments in the province of Saskatchewan following the filing of a $529 million class-action lawsuit against an Alberta chiropractor June 12.
In 2001, Mathiason settled a lawsuit against the chiropractor who had done the adjustment on her daughter. The out-of-court settlement details were not disclosed, and the chiropractor did not accept responsibility in the death. The lawsuit, however, was cited in the class-action suit filed this week, alleging chiropractic was responsible for a stroke that left the victim a tetraplegic. (For more information on the Alberta suit, click here.)
According to the online news article, Mathiason said her group “would find a way to attach Saskatchewan chiropractic ‘victims’ to the Alberta suit or launch something similar here.”
Source: The Star Phoenix, www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix