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Epidural Injection Lawsuit – Medical Malpractice Attorney

Steroid Injection Malpractice - Nerve Damage - Pain - Lawsuit

Every year hundreds of thousands of epidural steroid injections (ESI’s) are performed on individuals who experience severe pain in the neck, back, lumbar region and legs. The vast majority of these injections result in a decrease in pain for the patients. Unfortunately however some doctors that perform such procedures negligently fail to abide by their standard of care resulting a worsening of the pain experienced patient or worse yet nerve damage resulting in a lifetime of pain suffering and discomfort. Patients who have suffered serious medical harm caused by the wrongful or negligent application of an epidural injection may have the right to seek compensation for their injuries via the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Common Injuries Resulting From Trigger Point Injections or Epidural Injections

 A brief list of the most common injuries resulting from the wrongful administration of epidural, steroid or trigger point injection is provide here.

  • General damage to the nerves
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Epidural Abscess
  • Increased level of pain around the injection area
  • Partial paralysis
  • Nerve Damage
  • Neuropathy
  • Complete paralysis of the legs or arms
  • Severe infections
  • Decrease in bone density
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Infarction of the spinal cord
  • Post dural puncture headache (spinal headache)

What is Medical Malpractice – Proving Medical Negligence in the Court of Law

Medical malpractice take place when an injury is caused by the failure of a medical practitioner to follow a prescribed path of treatment for the ailment displayed by the patient. For example, during an epidural injection the standard of care for a practicing medical doctor (pain management doctor, anesthesiologist)  is to penetrated no more than 1.75 inches into the tissue, the doctor performing the procedure deviated from the standard of care and penetrated more than 2.00 inches resulting in the needle striking and damaging a nerve. There are several steps which need to be proven in order to prove a case for medical negligence (medical malpractice).

1.  Was there a duty owed to the injured party to care for that individual in a prudent manner.

2. Was there a breach of the standard of care established by the medical community.

3. Was the breach of the duty the foreseeable and approximate cause of the harm which took place.

4. Was there actual damages or injuries suffered – a physical manifestation of harm

Recovery to Your Injuries – Compensation Available for Medical Mistake Victims

One of the most often asked and important questions asked by our clients revolves around the amount of compensation an individual can receive resulting from a settlement and or verdicts of their case. Each case is different, comprising of a unique set of factors which can play a significant role in formulating an estimate as to the value of a case; these include;

1. The severity and extent of the injuries suffered from the act of medical malpractice.

2. Medical and rehabilitation expenses required to treat the injuries suffered.

3. Economic damage sustained – this includes loss of work and loss of future income capacity.

4. Non-Economic Damages – this included emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress) due to the harm suffered.

5. Punitive Damages – designed to punish a defendant who has acted with intent to cause harm or willful disregard for the life and health of a patient.

Attorney Consultation Available: If you or a loved one have suffered from severe medical complications due an epidural injection and have questions regarding your legal rights feel free to contact our law offices. FREE CONSULTATION: All legal confidential legal consultations are provided free of charge.

8 Comments



» brandi yates said: { Oct 29, 2016 - 05:10:51 }

I have really bad back pain from the epidural and pain in my lower butt nerve damage my back pain gets so bad to were I can’t walk…

» Annie Dicus said: { Feb 28, 2017 - 02:02:04 }

I was in a car acciedent had injections broke out from a rash I had these injections for long time before from another injury lawyer never done his job in obtaining my medical records do I have a case

» Chris Rivas said: { Nov 12, 2017 - 07:11:37 }

My name is Chris Rivas from Port Arthur Texas
I had an on-the-job accident in 08 resulting in a slipped disc a few days later I had a epidural injection ) I had terrible pain from my spine in my right leg burning sensation numbness and tingling and swelling to right leg I was on steroid pills and I was off of work about a month)
I was cleared to go back to work but I was still severely injured so it made me limp it made me live all my life play this is 11/ 08 I have now have spinal stenosis and a very serious nerve disease and right leg is totally damaged bulging disc damage disease in the lumbar area it has been a nightmare since this happened and nerve damage

» Jujhar Sonu Singh said: { Nov 28, 2017 - 04:11:46 }

To whom it may concern,

My name is Mr. Singh. My wife and I just recently had a baby and we have been through a lot of problems since my wife got admitted just before she had the baby. We have been researching and have not seen any cases where someone had nerve damage from the knee down to the foot. My wife was unable to walk the first few months after the delivery. We are 100% sure that the nerve damage was caused by the epidural injection. The hospital that the baby was delivered in was Reston Hospital Center in Reston Va. My wife has been doing physical therapy and is able to walk, however, she still has numbness in the leg that has not improved. Her leg can give in at anytime and I am afraid that she might fall. The physical therapist tried to make us stop doing physical therapy, but the nerve damage is still there. The neurologist stated that it could take years for the nerves to regenerate.

We are with Kaiser Permanente. The doctors have said that the nerve damage could also be due to the baby laying on the pelvis, but we know that that is not the case because she did not have any issues up until the epidural was administered. They tried manual labor in which she waited around 14-15 hours until the uterus opened. Once the uterus opened they had her pushing for about 3 hours. They had her lay sideways pushing, then had her upside down pushing with no luck. Finally when the doctors were switching shifts, the next doctor was upset as to why they were still having her push and stated that she needs to go into surgery immediately. Once the surgery was done and i was holding the baby, my wife almost immediately told me that she couldn’t feel her lower leg.

My wife fell in the hospital bathroom the day she was supposed to be discharged. After falling they did not check to see if she was ok and still discharged her. The amount of emotional and physical damage after leaving the hospital cannot be explained. The pain was so great that we went into the emergency room a few days after and they admitted her into Virginia Hospital Center to figure out why she couldn’t feel her lower leg. They finally came to the conclusion that it was nerve damage most probably caused by the epidural. After going back and forth with physical therapy, specialists, and doctors visits, we are now going through even more emotional pain as the numbness has not improved. My wife can walk but there is always the fear of her falling because the nerve damage is so severe. Please advise!

» Ricky Parker said: { Dec 3, 2017 - 11:12:36 }

I recently had a epidermal that caused tremendous pain in the middle of my back

» monique alcaraz said: { Dec 7, 2017 - 06:12:03 }

i received the epidual 2015 they had to give it to twice the doctor who gave it to me said if they need to gave it to you again let them i asked him why can’t you get periled if this is done right well i no now he didn’t put it in the ri gut place i went in i could still fill now I’m in pain all the time my nurse in the center of my legs of bout of give out my waist down goes out I fill like it perlized me or ill be periled within the next few years

» Ashley Phillips said: { Dec 10, 2017 - 04:12:54 }

I had a spinal head ache and nerve damage and ingalls memorial gave me a spinal patch its a year later and I’m still having back pain

» Rubert chase said: { Dec 10, 2017 - 05:12:40 }

Hi me and my girlfriend had a child 8 years ago and when they did that epidural they stuck to needle in her back 3 times witch resulted in the right side of her face drupping as if she had a stroke we consulted the doctor and they just kept upping the medicine now eight years later she is blind in her center vision in her right eye and all kinds of other back problems we called a attorney and they said there is nothing they could do but all the hospitals around here said it couldn’t be caused from the epidural but when she went to a disability doctor they told her they can’t put it in writing but they believe all her problems stem from the epidural could you give me a idea what we should do because it seems every year she has more problem and nobody will admit that it all started from the epidural if you could please get back to me I would appreciate it thank you sincerely rubert chase



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