At Buckfire & Buckfire P.C, our Michigan lawyers are experienced in the investigation and pursuit of claims on behalf of victims who have suffered serious injury caused by epidural injections. If you suffer injuries by an epidural injection due to an anesthesiologist error, we will fight for you. Patients should not have to tolerate injuries that were caused by anesthesiologist mistake or the improper placement of an epidural injection. In fact, anesthesiologists should be properly trained in how to properly administer such a shot to a patient correctly and safely. We have handled numerous cases in which clients have been injured by an epidural injection. Often times the malpractice lawsuit is brought against a medical facility or anesthesiologist, because they are responsible for the negligence that caused you injury.
What Is An Epidural Injection?
Epidural injections are 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 for managing pain and allowing patients to heal. However, when done incorrectly, serious and permanent injuries can occur, such as paralysis.
More often epidurals are used after serious accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, in treating neck and back injuries. Regrettably, rushed emergency room and surgical care can result in serious complications and permanent injury arising out of epidural injection malpractice.
Epidural Injections & Complications
Only a certain number of epidural injections can be given in a certain time period. If they are not, complications can occur. Below are some of the common complications that occur when an epidural injection error is made.
- If an injection is given for a condition that it is not known to help, a complication called caudal equine 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.
Michigan Epidural Injection Injury Malpractice Attorneys No Fee Promise
We will represent you in your Michigan epidural injection injury medical malpractice case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Epidural Injection Injury Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you suspect that you or a family member have been a victim of a medical malpractice and the anesthesiologist made an error or mistake when giving an epidural injection, you should contact our law firm office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call our top rated epidural injection injury lawyers now at (800) 606-1717.