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Spinal Epidural

Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes made by doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When a medical error causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.

There are risks involved in every medical procedure and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice. A lawsuit can only be filed when there is a medical error or mistake that caused your injury. Our experience medical malpractice lawyers will review your medical chart and determine whether your injury was the result of negligent treatment or just a normal risk or complication of your procedure.

Spinal Epidural Procedure

Epidural Space is the space outside the dura or covering of the spinal cord.  This space runs the length of the spine. The spinal cord and nerve roots in the spine are covered by a membrane called the dura.  This is called the epidural space. Nerves travel through the epidural space to the neck and arms or the back and into legs.  Inflammation of these nerve roots may cause pain in these regions due to irritation from a damaged disc, release of irritation substances or from contact in some way with the bony structure of the spine.

The process of a spnail epidural starts with a local anesthetic.  An epidural or spinal needle is then inserted into the epidural space of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal spine or cervical, thoracic or lumbosacral nerve roots.  An anesthetic and steroid are injected into the epidural space.

Risks of Spinal Epidural Procedures

The most common risks of a Spinal Epidural procedure are:

  • Abnormal reaction to drugs
  • Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Epidural blood clot or abscess
  • Broken needles or catheters
  • Incomplete analgesia
  • Back pain and/or paralysis
  • Severe headaches

Contact a Michigan Spinal Epidural Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you suspect that you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice from a spinal epidural procedure, you should contact our 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 us now at (800) 606-1717.

You should also request our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook, " which explains the legal process in Michigan and what must be proven to win your case. We will send out the book immediately to you.