Jury Awards $14.9 Million for Patient Paralyzed by Negligently Administered Steroid Injection

May 30, 2017 | Product Liability

A jury recently awarded a Colorado couple $14.9 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleged that an outpatient surgery center was negligent in administering a steroid to the patient. As a result, the woman suffered paralysis from the waist down. She is unable to walk and will require around-the-clock care for the rest of her life.

According to the complaint, the steroid injection was administered despite a warning label stating in bold, block letters that the steroid was “not for epidural use.” The warning label was added in 2011 at the request of the drug’s manufacturer, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The label also had additional warnings stating that adverse neurological reactions may occur if the drug is administered by an epidural, including spinal cord infarction and paraplegia, which is exactly what happened to the woman.

The jury awarded the victim approximately $1.7 million in past and future medical expenses; $3.2 million in unspecified economic damages; and $6.5 million in past and future non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Her husband was awarded $3.5 million in past and future non-economic damages for loss of consortium, according to the verdict.

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