An epidural injection is a type of injection that occurs in the epidural space of the spine. It is typically used to provide an individual with relief for pain that is related to a wide range of ailments. For instance, an individual may need an epidural injection for a bulging or herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Epidural injections are also frequently used during childbirth to eliminate the pain.
Although an epidural injection is designed to numb the pain, it can sometimes have the opposite effect. This can be devastating because it is not expected and it can cause serious disability. If you have experienced paralysis, pain, or a serious medical condition associated with an epidural injection, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Your Mankato personal injury lawyer can file this lawsuit on your behalf and fight for your right to compensation.
Experience With Epidural Injection Side Effects
There are a number of side effects to epidural injections that we are experienced in handling, such as:
- A temporary increase in pain
- Allergic reactions
- Hot flashes
- Infection at the injection site
- Bowel and bladder dysfunction
- Bleeding from a damaged blood vessel
In some cases, meningitis has resulted and caused long-term illness, disability, or death. It is important to hold the responsible parties accountable for the damages. The reason is because it is expected that an epidural injection is going to be safe. When it is not safe because it may have been manufactured in unsanitary conditions, contaminated in another way, or not administered properly, then the results can be very frightening.
In addition to meningitis, the other serious health complications that can come about involve loss of consciousness, nerve damage, heart attack, breathing difficulties, seizures, dizziness, and even death.
Filing A Solid Claim On Your Behalf
While an epidural is considered safe, it is important that the injection is administered by a highly experienced health professional. The slightest degree of carelessness or negligence can result in serious health issues.
When you have been injured because of an epidural injection gone bad, it is important that a solid personal injury claim be put together for you. This means finding out the reason behind the injury, the why behind it, and showing how it has affected you. From there, it is determined how much money is needed to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other applicable expenses. By securing adequate compensation, you can move forward without the stress and worries that the financial aspects of the injury can bring.
Contact A Mankato Personal Injury Attorney
Epidural injections are designed to relieve individuals of symptoms that are causing them discomfort, such as pain. If you have received an epidural injection and experienced complications from that injection due to the negligence of the compounding pharmacy or the medical staff, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. To learn more, contact Farrish Johnson law Office at 507-625-2525 for a free consultation.