AD, Okla. — The mother of a 30-year-old man is mourning after her son died following a standard trip to the chiropractor.
According to KFOR, Jeremy Youngblood suffered a stroke at the chiropractor’s office. His family claims no one in the office called 911, but instead called Jeremy’s father to pick him up.
He was taken to the emergency room, where he laid about six hours; he was flown to another hospital where he died.
Jeremy’s autopsy indicates that he died of “acute cerebellar infarction” due to manipulation of the neck.
“This is something a mother will never get over, I will never ever get over it. I cry every day. It’s with me every day. It’s never going to go away,” Jeremy’s mother, Linda, told KFOR.
A statement issued to KFOR from the Oklahoma Chiropractors Association states:
The Oklahoma Chiropractors Association wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family of Jeremy Youngblood. The loss or harm of any patient is a very disturbing circumstance that medical professionals have struggled with throughout history. Unfortunately, there is no single form of medical care without risks.
Oklahoma Chiropractors are proud to provide thousands of Oklahoman’s drug free medical care daily. The safety of chiropractic care is evident by the lowest medical malpractice insurance rates of any licensed medical profession.