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Health care procedures can be scary enough and some are more dangerous than others. When medical staff make errors or devices malfunction, then treatments can turn it into a nightmare. Did the doctor forget to have you sign a waiver and did the anesthesiologist paralyze you during your epidural? Contact an experienced medical practice attorney to get the help you need.
Very Sensitive Epidural Procedure
For those experiencing lower back or leg pain, the epidural procedure may have been planned to offer relief. During the very complicated epidural procedure, the patient will lay flat on his or her stomach as an epidural steroid injection is made into the lower back. A small pillow may be used to create a slight curvature in the spine for better placement.
It is very important for the steroids to reach the proper area. Likewise, the medical staff must avoid damaging any nerves. Experts advise that live x-ray (fluoroscopy) be used to assist the doctor throughout the entire procedure. Medical studies have shown that 30% of epidural steroid injections without fluroscopy have been faulty.
Many Important Nerves in Lower Back
The lower back and spine contain many important nerves that enable an individual to function properly. The lumbar plexus connects nerves to the abdomen and thigh. the sacral plexus connects nerves to the skin and muscles of the leg and foot.
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems from your lower back. The enteric nervous system (ENS) has more than 100 million neurons controlling your gastrointestinal tract. The longest nerve in your body – the sciatic nerve – also passes through this region.
Medical Malpractice for Numbness
Medical staff must satisfy the professional scope of standard care for all medical procedures. Numbness or lost functionality in your lower region could be a result of doctor error or medical devices malfunctioning. If your doctors forgot to have you sign a waiver, you may be able to sue for medical malpractice.
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While you might feel some pain now, other problems could arise as you get older. Get the financial compensation you deserve by contacting the Kamerow Law Firm PLLC. You can also call 703-370-8088. Get the financial compensation you so richly deserve after an epidural injection went horribly wrong.