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Joseph Agiato, Connecticut Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Public Reportin

From: Blogger Man
Subject: Joseph Agiato, Connecticut Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Public Reporting of Chiropractic Malpractice
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 02:20:42 -0800 (PST)

Joseph Agiato, Connecticut Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Public Reporting of Chiropractic Malpractice

Westville, CT (PRWEB) May 4, 2007 -- Today in an historic vote, the Connecticut House of Representatives unanimously approved SB-249 which would -- for the first time in Connecticut -- make chiropractor malpractice records public information. This follows the unanimous approval by the state Senate on April 11th. The bill now goes to the desk of Governor M. Jodi Rell for her signature.

"We are delighted that legislators agree the people of our state have a right to make informed decisions about their health care," said Janet Levy, President of Victims of Chiropractic Abuse.

SB-249 would require insurance companies to inform the state Insurance Commissioner whenever there has been a settled malpractice claim so that the information can be published for the public to make informed decisions about picking a chiropractor, just as been the case for years regarding medical doctors.

"If this bill is signed into law chiropractors will no longer be able to hide under the radar," Ms. Levy said.

Levy suffered a stroke after chiropractic manipulation of her neck five years ago.

Like most other people she believed chiropractic to be a "safe" and "natural" alternative as advertised and was totally unaware that it involved any serious risks at all. She founded VOCA after discovering there are hundreds of others who have also been severely injured by chiropractic treatment.

For more information call 203-982-4575 or email voca93 @ gmail.com or chirostroke @ gmail.com.

About Victims of Chiropractic Abuse, Inc:
Victims of Chiropractic Abuse, Inc. (VOCA) 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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