|Action||Practice of dry needling|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/26/2019|
Case 1. In January 2014, 31-year-old Jamie Del Fierro suffered a penetrating left lung injury related to dry needling performed by a chiropractor . The penetrating left lung injury resulted in a traumatic pneumothorax (an accumulation of air in the pleural cavity resulting from blunt or penetrating chest injury and causing lung collapse) . She was treated for the traumatic pneumothorax at the emergency department of the Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego, California . The traumatic pneumothorax required medical and surgical intervention .
16. Jamie Del Fierro v. Walker Scott Chiropractic Corp., No. 37-2015-00002113-CU-MM-CTL (California Superior Court, San Diego County Jan. 16, 2015).