Model and Instagram star Katie May’s cause of death was due to a stroke from a broken neck artery.
Katie posted on Twitter that she had pinched a nerve when she fell at work in January. After the incident during the photo shoot, she visited a chiropractor and quickly after experienced a stroke. She passed away on February 4 after spending some time on life support.
The cause of death was found to be caused by a vertebral artery dissection, which means that there was a flap-like rip in the vertebral artery, preventing blood from getting into her brain. Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter confirmed May’s father’s worst nightmares: Katie’s death could be attributed to the chiropractor visit.
According to Aneesh Singhal, M.D., vice chair of the department of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, the occurrence of dissection from neck trauma is more a matter of chance or a possibility of some structural abnormalities of the wall of the artery. Before seeing a chiropractor, ask for your physician’s recommendation first and see if it’s really needed.
Our sincerest condolences go out to Katie May and her loved ones from the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®.