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Illinois medical malpractice alleged over botched spinal X-ray

An Illinois jury awarded a Madison County man $450,000 on Thursday for his injuries resulting from a spinal X-ray in 2004 after the doctor, hospital, and clinic admitted botching the test. The basis for the Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit was a myleogram performed on the man. The doctor performing the test injected the wrong chemical dye into the patient’s spine for the scan and the patient suffered tremendous muscles spasms for more than two weeks. The medical malpractice led to a condition called arachnoiditis, inflammation of tissue inside the spine.

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