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hip injection went wrong

I had a hip injection on the 14th nov 2014, and was given a local first to numb the aria before the big needle went in, after about 2 min she started to insert the big needle into my hip, and I told her this is hurting and I was feeling it going through something, she then let is go for about 30 sec and then continued, again it was hurting with a lot of pain, and I was crying with the pain, she then said that she is nearly there and just one more push, anyway she pushed the needle in to the end and it really hurt again, she then injected the cortisone, after a couple of min they took me back to a waiting room and asked if I wanted a cuppa tea, I said yes please, and with in a few sec I felt really unwell, I felt my head was being pumpt up like a balloon and was really hot and it felt like it was going to exployed, I had tingling in my fingers and toes, and felt like I was going to die, they then took me to a ward and placed me on a bed, I had the most dreadful pain ever in my lower abdomen, left/rightside and lower back, like a belt type pain, they then checked my BP etc and it was dagerousley low and they had to call for an anesthetist who came and inserted a candalor in the back of my hand, in the mean time I could not feel my feet or my legs and I had not had the use of my legs anymore, the anesthetist gave me Fentanil   pain killer which is 100 time more powerful then morphine, then I had a angina attack and had to have GTN spray which lowered my BP even more, he then was trying to move my legs and was pricking my toes and legs with a needle to which I could not feel anything, I was then rushed to a more bigger hospital where I had CT scan, and MRI and everything was ok with the scans, I was given a lot of pain killers, and had to have physo just to try and get me standing, and try to get a couple of steps from me so I could go home after spending 6 days in hospital, the consultants and the doctors kept saying it was all psychological   and that there is nothing wrong with my legs, I said I nearly died and I can't not walk for feel my legs, my legs feel ice cold, numb and I can't move them, I am home now with some equipment, they gave me a simmer frame, toilet aid, wee bottle, a perch stool and a wheel chair, but they will not give me a diagnoses, I was fine prior going to have this hip injection but no one is saying anything, so I have contacted a solicitor and ask for help, I can only think the reason they wont give me a diagnoses is because they know they messed up and do not want to admit blame, also no notes was made about my procedure, and I was not even given a pre opp inspection, like having my blood pressure checked first. can anyone help or give me some advice or as this happened to you, I really don't know what to do or who to turn to for help and advice or even how to get a diagnoses
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If it were me, I would get a Medical Malpractice Attorney IMMEDIATELY and have it looked into whether there was malpractice, or not. Perhaps there is NO malpractice, and they did everything perfectly; however, if they screwed up, then you'll want justice.
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Mike, it seems that it is premature to seek legal help.

I know that you are in pain and are greatly disturbed by your other neurological symptoms. Anyone would be, and your frustration is understandable.

But let me also advise you that doctors who learn that you are in litigation with another doctor are most reluctant to take your case.

Your current problems are debilitating and getting the medical help that you need should have higher priority than pursuing a malpractice suit. Undiagnosed problems are the most difficult to treat and you're going to need all the medical resources that you can muster.

So, the best advice I can offer you is to seek medical help for the diagnosis and treatment your current medical problems. During this process you'll learn a great deal about standards of care regarding your hip injection and whether or not you indeed have proximate cause to pursue a legal action against your doctor.

Best wishes.
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