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    Default Spinal Cord Puncture and Delayed Blood Patch

    My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Kansas

    I recently had to undergo epidural injections at a local pain management clinic. I was told the stats about the procedure and what signs to look for regarding problems. I had lower lumber injections, and the doctor that did the procedure told me that he punctured the spinal cord, thus releasing fluid. My problem was that I was sent home, to drive myself, and had made repeated calls to them regarding a monsterous headache that made even getting out of bed difficult. After almost 14 days, I finally called the local ER and was given totally different advice from the on-call doctor. I then finally recieved the blood patch....is there any liability here?

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    Default Re: Delayed Blood Patch Issue

    was there any permanent damage? Did you undergo any treatment because of the delay that you wouldn't have anyway?

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    Default Re: Delayed Blood Patch Issue

    No, just one of the worst 2 weeks, with the worst headache, but I recieved a 3750 bill..

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    Default Re: Delayed Blood Patch Issue

    would that $3750 have to be spent regardless of the delayed treatment?

    If so, you really don't have a claim for much of anything. Even if it wouldn't, to have a valid claim, you would also have to prove their actions were substandard in regards to the established standards of care. Generally, for little or no damages, you are not going to get an attorney to take on a case that will easily cost 10's of thousands of dollars.

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    Default Re: Delayed Blood Patch Issue

    Thank you, that is what I thought and honestly I do not wish to take anyone to court, I think I can settle my "bill" for less than what they say..My current lawyer can negotiate it down.

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    Default Re: Spinal Cord Puncture and Delayed Blood Patch

    seemly don't understant ....what is this ?/

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