Physical Therapist Faces Suit Over Botched Treatment

Law360, New York (January 20, 2017, 12:06 PM EST) -- A Maryland-based physical therapist and his practice were hit with $750,000 worth of claims for negligence and breach of informed consent by a patient who contended the therapist's missteps using an electrical stimulation procedure left her with permanent injuries.

In late 2011, Arizona resident Anne McDorman ended up at Palenchar Physical Therapy & Performance Center LLC and under the care of Michael Palenchar, who applied a technique known as iontophoresis that uses a weak electrical current to stimulate drug-carrying ions to pass through the skin.

But according to the patient, she ended up walking away from that treatment with severe pain...

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