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Failure to Inform Patient Alterative Methods Costs Big

A man was awarded $1.4 million dollars from a doctor and pain management center after he had a cervical epidural steroid procedure. The jury found the doctor failed to inform the patient of “appropriate alternative medical treatments available to him.” The doctor also “failed to provide the patient with information necessary to have informed consent to the procedure.” The steroid procedure caused him debilitating and permanent injuries to his right hand and arm and his left leg.

Read more about the medical information failure here.