When Epidurals Turn Tragic
Usually, an epidural injection is given by an anesthesiologist who has specialized training in pain management. These types of injections are extremely serious, due to their proximity to the spinal cord. When done correctly, they can be very effective in managing pain and allowing clients to heal. However, when done incorrectly, serious and permanent injuries can occur.
Clients should not have to tolerate injuries that were caused by anesthesiologist error or the improper placement of an epidural injection. The Law Office of Robert A. Miller in Eugene, Oregon, is on your side. Our founding attorney has handled numerous cases in which clients have been injured by epidural injections.
Contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and how it may be possible for us to hold a medical facility or anesthesiologist responsible for negligence.
Fighting For The Rights Of Clients Injured By An Epidural Injection
There are a number of ways that the administration of an epidural can go wrong. Some of the many concerns that should be taken into account when an epidural is given include:
- The number of epidural injections given in a certain time period needs to be limited. If they are not, complications can occur.
- If an injection is given for a condition that is not known to help, a complication called cauda equina can occur. This begins with an abundance of low back pain and numbness in parts of the body that may have required surgery instead of an injection.
- If the medication is injected directly into the spinal column, it can cause permanent paralysis.
- The failure to recognize that the injection is not the correct treatment for the condition can negligently cause the worsening of the initial condition.
If you or a loved one has been injured by epidural injection, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. I can review your case to determine how best to proceed with a lawsuit on your behalf.
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