The case centered around the death of a forty-year-old man whom his parents claimed committed suicide after being administered a steroid injection. The man suffered spinal damage because the injection was given in an area that had been infected because of previous injections.
The sum of $2.88 million was awarded to the parents of the man, who claimed that their goal was to raise awareness for others about the dangers, risks and complications of pain injections. The defense is expected to appeal the case.
As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we handle similar cases frequently for our clients. Malpractice is difficult to prove. However, with the assistance of an experienced attorney, these types of cases can bring about substantial awards.
Perhaps you or someone you love has suffered or died because of an injury you believe occurred at the hands of a medical professional. It is important to discuss your case with a St. Louis personal injury attorney to determine whether you have a valid claim that should be pursued.
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries, and pursuing a claim is the only way to make others aware of the potential for harm.