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Corticosteroid Epidural Injection Lawsuits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public that injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space in the spine or neck can cause dangerous neurological side effects.

Corticosteroid Epidural Injection Neurological Risks

Corticosteroid injections are meant to treat neck and back pain, radiating pain in the arms and legs, and swelling or inflammation. But the FDA believes that corticosteroid injections can cause the following adverse neurological side effects:

  • Loss of vision
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Nerve injury
  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Spinal cord infarction
  • Brain edema
  • Death

The FDA arrived at its conclusion after reviewing a sample of cases from its adverse events database along with cases in the medical literature discussing neurological side effects associated with corticosteroid injections. Side effects tended to arise within minutes of the injections to up to 48 hours. Many patients did not recover. The agency’s findings appear in a drug safety communication issued on April 23, 2014.

Because of the risks that corticosteroid injections pose, the FDA has ordered all corticosteroid injectable products to contain an additional warning. The agency states, “Patients should discuss the benefits and risks of epidural corticosteroid injections with their health care professionals, along with the benefits and risks associated with other possible treatments.

Can a Lawsuit Help Me?

If you or a loved one received a corticosteroid injection and you believe it caused a neurological injury, a lawsuit might help you hold the manufacturer accountable. The amount of compensation from a corticosteroid injection lawsuit can include damages for full medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages. For a free, confidential legal consultation with a lawyer at the Rottenstein Law Group, click on this link or call 1 (888) 976-8529.

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