Suit claims acupuncture treatment punctured woman's lung

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego woman is suing a chiropractor she claims collapsed her lung during an unlicensed acupuncture treatment.

Jamie Del Fierro says she was injured about a year ago during a treatment for tension headaches at the office of Chula Vista chiropractor Walker Scott.

Her lawsuit, filed on Jan. 16, says Scott inserted fine needles in her chest even though he isn't licensed to perform the procedure.

Her lawyer tells U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/1zO9rXX) that doctors drilled a hole in Del Fierro's chest and hooked her up to a machine to regulate her breathing, which she carried for a week while her body healed.

U-T San Diego reported the case Monday. It says Walker declined to be interviewed for its story.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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