I was injured on the job December 2018. I found out I had a bulging disc in lower back. I went to PT. Treating Physician had recommended I try epidural steroid injections to assist with my pain. I went for the shots. While on the treatment table everything was going okay until I felt the sharpest jab ever. I immediately jumped and my leg flew out. That was the worst pain I’d ever went through. It was obvious the doctor had hit a nerve. When I got home I had the worst headache of my life. All I could do was lay in a dark quiet room. Later on I had to go grocery shopping. I almost passed out. Days passed. Pain started coming back. When I saw my neurologist she ran test and diagnosed me with low pressure headaches from the epidural steroid injections. Still to this day I’m miserable and the headaches have taken over my life.
You can file a suit on just about any issue but whether you will have a valid legal claim for relief is a different story.
In NC, the law favors the doctors and you will need to be prepared to have a medical doctor testify as to the treating physician's malpractice under Rule 9(j). This is a very expensive process and usually limits the feasibility of a medical malpractice action to cases involving death or serious bodily injury such as loss of limb.
Ultimately, you have the ability to file a medical malpractice case but due to your damages, it does not sound like you will have a strong case for filing against the treating physician. Your case costs may run higher than your case could potentially be worth.
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