Epidural steroid injections are performed to help manage chronic pain. They can be performed at the lumbar, thoracic or cervical levels. When complications occur, they are often catastrophic. There is a higher likelihood of complications from cervical epidural steroid injections than from procedures at the other levels due to the anatomy involved. When a complication does occur, such as direct needle trauma to the spinal cord, intravascular injection or dural puncture, the injuries are usually permanent and disabling. Some patients have even died from a misplaced injection.
If you or a loved one has suffered a complication from a cervical epidural steroid injection, you are undoubtedly facing tremendous expenses, including medical bills, the need for adaptive equipment, home adaptations, and lost income. I would encourage you to contact me. I can review your medical records and tell you whether we can bring a medical malpractice claim on your behalf. I will do what I can to help you and your family through this.
Call 312-580-0650 or contact me by e-mail to schedule your free consultation.