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Epidural steroid injection led to permanent paralysis – $6,400,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 49-year-old man, presented for a left L3 transforaminal epidural steroid injection to be performed using CT fluoroscopic guidance. Approximately 60 seconds after the injection of Kenalog, plaintiff began to experience permanent paralysis. Subsequent studies revealed a spinal cord infarct caused by an injection of particulate steroid into a low-lying Artery of Adamkiewicz. After ...