Minnesota Epidural Injections Attorney

An epidural injection is used to provide temporary pain relief associated in injuries such as herniated or bulging disc, spinal stenosis and even during child birth.

Epidural injections numb the pain, however it can cause the opposite effect and cause serious pain, paralysis or even a medical condition.

Side Effects of Epidural Injections

Some side effects of epidural injections include:

  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Hot flashes
  • temporary increase in pain
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Allergic reactions
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction

Other serious complications can occur after an epidural injection, including:

  • Seizure
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty with breathing
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Death

Epidural injections are administered by an experienced and highly qualified health professional.  It involves an epidural anesthetic which is administered through a needle into your spinal column.  The needle punctures the spinal column and sits in the epidural space just outside the sac that contains the spinal cord.  The drug is then dispensed into the epidural space, numbing the pain.

During administration, the health professional must follow the four P’s: preparation, position, projection and puncture.  Even the slightest negligence or carelessness can cause serious health complications.

Epidural Injection Lawsuit

When a patient is experiencing extreme pain, an epidural injection may be used to help with pain relief.  Patients are made aware of the risks involved with an epidural injection before it is given, however you are at risk with side effects.  Many victims of epidural injection malpractice have filed lawsuits due to negligence when administering the drug.

Epidural injections are considered safe and highly effective, however patients have suffered serious complications in the past.  If you or someone you know has suffered from a complication, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Contact one of our attorneys at Tarshish Cody today on 612-808-8999 (or fill out the free Case Evaluation Formto learn more about how we can help.

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