Medical malpractice cases are rarely “slam dunks,” but one woman recently won close to $15 million. The case is labeled the second-largest medical malpractice case in state history.
The woman’s injuries occurred when she was given an epidural injection in her spine at a same day surgical center. The drug in the injection is named Kenalog. According to the drug’s label, this medication was contraindicated for epidural steroid injections.
Two years prior to this incident, the drug’s manufacturer petitioned the FDA to add the warning, “Not for epidural use” to the drug’s packaging. Their petition was granted, and the warning has been on the drug ever since.
As a result of this epidural procedure, the woman became paralyzed from the waist down and her injuries were permanent. Neither the woman nor her husband were informed about the label changes on the drug prior to her procedure.
Today, the woman requires care around the clock and her husband had to retire from his job to become her full time caregiver.
As your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney, we believe this story is truly heartbreaking. This woman is only 57 years old and she deserves every penny of the compensation that she was awarded by the jury.
If you’re injured as a result of a medical procedure, contact a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney right away. You also deserve to be compensated for your pain and injuries.