Spinal injection injuries have been on the rise since the discovery of what had appeared to be a safe and effective way to treat chronic back pain. Epidural steroid injections containing anti-inflammatory corticosteroids are used to treat back pain and radiating pain in the arms and legs. The steroids also help with swelling and inflammation.
Unfortunately, spinal injections do not always go as planned. In far too many cases, spinal injections are not the safe, reliable treatment option that many people have been led to believe. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our Las Vegas spinal injection injury lawyers fight aggressively to protect the rights of injured victims and their family members. If you or your loved one suffered complications from a spinal injection, please contact our Las Vegas law office today for a free, no obligation consultation.
The FDA in April of 2014 issued a warning that spinal injections of corticosteroids could have the following adverse effects; paraplegia, quadriplegia, stroke, seizures, nerve injury, spinal cord infarction, brain edema, and death.
In light of these warnings, doctors are scrambling to reduce the adverse side effects caused by spinal injections by creating protocols that might mitigate any problems associated with this popular treatment. However, even in their missives regarding possible protocols, they acknowledge the continuing risk associated with this procedure.
At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we stay abreast of medical stories that affect our clients. When it comes to spinal injection injuries, the dangers still exist. When a surgeon is aware of the dangers and proceeds anyway, especially in patients at risk for complications, they are guilty of malpractice. We disagree with the practice of using patients as lab rats so that a surgeon can improve his ability to continue the treatment without causing harm.
If you have suffered any of the following symptoms after an epidural steroid injection you should call 9-1-1:
Any one of these could indicate serious complications that could lead to disability and death. Remember, experiencing any sort of adverse complications after a spinal injection could be a sign of a very serious problem. Do not take chances with your health: Get immediate medical attention.
When your doctor proceeds with a treatment that he or she isn’t fully qualified to perform and ignores the warnings for complications, then you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may be eligible to recover money damages for:
Our legal team is prepared to build a strong, persuasive case on your behalf. We will show through testimony from other doctors where your injection injury occurred, showing your surgeon liable for your condition. We will seek for the compensation you need and deserve. Call today to setup a free initial consultation with a spine injury attorney.
At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our Nevada spinal injection injury lawyers have the skills and resources needed to protect your legal rights and financial interests. If you or your loved one suffered a spinal injection injury, please do not hesitate to call us today for a free case evaluation. With an office in Las Vegas, we handle spinal injection injury claims throughout Southern Nevada.
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