Madison, WI asked in Medical Malpractice for Minnesota

Q: Epidural Steroid Injection--If it is done at the wrong vertebrae, is that worth pursuing?

I recently underwent an epidural steroid injection "into my C7 vertebrae" and after the procedure, various medical professionals questioned the injection site, mentioning that based on the injection site, it looks several vertebral levels lower (more in the t4/t5 range). The physician who performed the injection simply repeats what the procedure report indicates, my referring physician wants to send me to a different specialist and doesn't want to get involved and my physical therapist also responded with "I don't want to get involved with that" after seeing the photos from after the injection. My chiropractor as well as another physical therapist tell me that it should definitely consult a different doctor, but I am wondering if I should be doing something more official.

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John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Brooklyn, NY

A: Have you suffered any serious, irreversible damage? If not, probably not enough damages for a viable medical malpractice claim.

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