My doctor gave me to many cortisone shots in a short amount of time and they were injected by the nurse in the wrong spot. Now I at 29 years old I may have hip and spine deterioration, I do have muscle atrophy, nerve damage, sciatica, and I currently cannot walk. My doctor has already admitted to me the shots caused this. I was never told about any side effects or told I couldn’t get more than one shot every 6 months. I would not have agreed to shots had I known.
You need an attorney with experience in medical experience cases. It sounds like you may have a strong case. You should immediately get a complete copy of your medical records from the at fault doctor and any other doctors that you have visited relating to this problem. It will be very helpful to have these when you meet with prospective attorneys.
I am sorry you are suffering and I hope you recover.
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Steroids whether injected or taken orally can certainly cause all of the adverse effects that you have listed in your post. If the interval between the shots or the dosing of the shots or the technique used in injection falls below the standard of care to which you were entitled, you may then have a very viable medical malpractice claim. Do not delay, gather your medical records and consult local counsel for further clarity.
You should seek advice of a malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
Corticosteroid shots are very commonly used to treat pain/inflammation in joints, necks, and backs... maybe overused as they make for some good money for the practitioners who perform them... there are well known side effects from these injections... and when deciding whether a patient should get a shot, the risks and benefits must be weighed... when actually giving the shots, they must be done with competence... while the term "shot" makes it seem so easy to do... there are dangers of injecting the steroid into the wrong tissues and actually causing injury... when one suspects he or she has suffered harm as a result of a botched procedure... whether a surgery or an injection... one should consult with an experienced MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY... that is the type of lawyer who handles such cases.
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