Patient :My father passed away at the age of 45 from a blood clot that traveled from his leg to his lung. A couple days earlier he had gone to see a chiropractor about his leg. The chiropractor had sent him to get a massage downstairs and his leg felt reasonably better. The next day, my grandfather went to the same place and had mentioned my dad. My aunt is a nurse so she had my grandfather ask the chiropractor if he thought that my father could have a blood clot. The chiropractor responded "no, not a chance." My grandfather was sent down to the masuess and asked the same question and he replied no way as well. My grandfather, like any other person would, trusted the advice of the chiropractor. Two days later my father passed away and the medical examiner ruled the cause of death as the blood clot. Is the chiropractor in any way legally responsible for his death? Also, would this be considered medical malpractice or misdiagnosis?
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