I have had three children all c-section. The first two no issues. This time on may 31st 2018 I went in to have my daughter. Long story short I was bent over on surgical table when they put the needle in my back. My body twitched it pinched so bad I felt it everywhere in the lower half of my body it brought me to tears. They pulled out and restarted the spinal. I cannot stand up tall to stretch I cannot bend over to far I cannot sit longer then 20 min without it hurting I cannot lift anything heavier then I'd say 10 to 15 lbs its terrible. The pain is exactly where the spinal went in and about 2 inches up and 2 inches down from site please help never experienced this. Its also effecting intimacy with my boyfriend. I'm a janitor I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to perform my job duties of bending and lifting. I go back to work on July 27 2018.
Sorry to hear of your injury. I reclassified your question under Medical Malpractice so you get better answers. (It was under Workers Compensation.) All the best.
My response does not create an attorney-client relationship, is general in nature, and is limited by the information you have provided. Rather than taking action based on online interactions, the best approach is to consult privately with an attorney for an individualized analysis. Many attorneys do as I do and offer free consultations.
The Statute of Limitations (deadline to file suit) in a Medical Malpractice action is generally shorter than other personal injury claims (i.e. car accident, slip and fall, etc.). In most cases you need an affidavit from a similar medical provider (same area of medical practice) alleging professional negligence. It takes time to put together all documents needed to file a Medical Malpractice lawsuit. So if you intend on taking action, do not delay.
More information is needed and you should immediately consult with an experienced personal injury or medical malpractice attorney in your area. There is no substitute for an in person consultation with an experienced attorney. They will know the lay of the land for this type of case.
To have an actionable Medical Malpractice case you must convince a Jury that the Doctor's treatment fell below the "standard of care" as compared to similar health care providers practicing in the same field of medicine in the same community. The level or quality of Medical Care is not available in all communities or locals.
Medical malpractice and nursing care facility cases are difficult and expensive cases to pursue. It requires an attorney who is well versed in this area of law and has the money to fund the litigation. A Plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney may be required to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars of his/her own money to get your case to a jury trial, with no guaranteed outcome. Given the financial risk involved, medical malpractice attorneys need to be selective in the cases they take on. Be prepared to share freely with your proposed attorney any documentation, medical records or information you may have regarding your case. They should be able to advise you early on as to the challenges and potential barriers you can anticipate as your case proceeds.
In a medical malpractice case, most of the witnesses and expert needed to testify at trial are doctors or healthcare providers. By the nature of their jobs, their time and opinions are expensive to obtain. A doctor testifying at deposition may charge the party taking the deposition up to $1,000 per hour, often more for trial testimony.
For best results you should consult in person with a qualified Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice attorney listed on AVVO. There usually is no charge for an initial consultation, but ask. This is not legal advice. You need to speak to an attorney who is licensed in your state for legal advice. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
Sorry to hear about your situation. Your post seems to indicate that you sustained a recognized complication of an epidural. However, to be sure, obtain a copy of your medical records and consult with a local attorney who is experienced in the handling of medical malpractice matters for an evaluation of your potential claim.
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