Laurinburg, NC asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina

Q: Can i do a lawsuit for muscle damage from a morphine shot?

When I was in the hospital with my baby girl right before going into labor they gave me a morphine shot. The nurse told me she had to make sure she put the needle in the right spot so she wouldn't cause muscle damage. I believe she did because 9 months later it still bothers me. When I jog or sometimes even sit down it feels like something is tearing.

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Peter N. Munsing

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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Unless you have a medical diagnosis saying what you have and that it's because of the shot and not due to post labor disruption of muscle tone, unlikely. Check with a NC Attorney who handles malpractice to know your rights down there.

Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: I think I answered this.

First you need medical evidence 1)as to what you have that is causing your problems 2) that that condition was caused by the injection and nothing else. That's a pretty high burden, and lastly there's an issue that the muscular pain may be covered by the consent form you signed. However why not get a consultation (free) from a NC attorney who handles medical cases?

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