over ten years ago i had my baby boy my last i had a epidural .About three years ago i started to c changes in my body my legs started to swell my back in severe pain numbes in my arm and now i have discolor in my left lg and its lumpy but most of all my back is in severe pain .I wasnt going to bother but i cant work because the back is always in pain so i cant make any money .can i sue the hosptial for pain and suffering.

Sherryhowell - posted on 06/16/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hello moms out there my back is tore up from a epidural can i sue because i cant work

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Denikka - posted on 06/18/2013

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Unless you can trace your problems directly back to your epidural and some sort of negligence on the part of the hospital, I would say you don't have a case.
You should honestly have been monitoring your condition from the first symptoms. It may be something easily fixable, or may have been easily fixable and will now be a lot harder because you waited so long, especially if it's gotten worse. Always address medical issues when they appear, don't wait, especially not years.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/17/2013

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Have you even been in to get a diagnosis of what exactly is wrong? I've had 2 epi's, and no problems...

Oh, and not to minimize your suffering, but are you even certain that you didn't do something ELSE in those seven years to injure your back or nerves? I'm on the same page with Amy here, you most likely don't have a case at all, and I'm wondering if a physician would even make a connection between your current pain/issue and the epi that you had 7 years ago.

Your best bet is to be evaluated by a physician, WITHOUT mentioning that you want to sue for pain and suffering for the epi, but telling them TRUTHFULLY all of your symptoms.

FYI, my hubby has same symptoms. It's a crushed Femoral nerve in his leg...go get checked out.

Amy - posted on 06/17/2013

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No you probably don't have a case. First if all there was 7 years before there was a problem if I'm reading your post correctly. I'm also pretty positive that you signed a release saying you were aware of all the potential side effects from having an epidural. I also think you would have a hard time finding an attorney to take your case.

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