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Epidural Injections Causing Strokes and Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Our medical malpractice attorneys in Michigan are frequently consulted on medical negligence lawsuits involving strokes after epidural injections.  Epidural steroid injections are used to treat degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, and disc herniation.   They are the most commonly used intervention in the United States to manage chronic and subacute low back and neck pain with radiculopathy.

Epidural injections are most often performed by a pain management specialist, and this is often a anesthesiologist with additional training in pain management.  Neurologists also sometimes perform this procedure.  The therapeutic effects of these injections often reduce the pain and symptomology suffered by the patient.  However, like most medical procedures, there are risks inherent to the procedure. 

Risks of epidural injections include stroke, nerve, damage, and even death.  Although these risks can occur when the doctor properly performs the procedure, they are often the result of medical negligence.  An improperly placed needle can cause catastrophic consequences to the patient and may give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

If you or someone you know has suffered a stroke after an epidural injection or some other serious injury, you should have the medical records reviewed by our experienced medical malpractice lawyers.  We will review the chart of the physician who performed the procedure along with the medical chart of the care providers providing medical treatment after the injury.  Our legal team will then consult with a board-certified physician to determine whether the injury was caused by medical malpractice or if it was just an unfortunate risk of the procedure.

If the injury was due to a medical mistake, we will file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent physician on behalf of the injured patient.  These cases can result in significant settlements for the injured patient due to the severity of the injury and the long term consequences on the patient.  In addition to the pain and suffering and complete alteration on the life of the victim of medical malpractice, there may be significant economic losses as well.  These include the cost of continuing care, medical treatment, and the loss of earnings suffered by the victim.