Epidural injections are best known as a way to control pain during childbirth. However, they are also sometimes used to control chronic localized pain in the back, legs, and hips. This is the treatment that Oliver McAfoos submitted to in early November 2005 – and which his surviving family members claim was eventually responsible for his death the next year. The lawsuit filed against staff at a St. Louis-area hospital claims that the medical team there failed to elicit a full medical history from McAfoos prior to the procedure, and further failed to adhere to common standards of care during the execution of the treatment. Several days after the procedure, McAfoos was admitted to a regional trauma unit with a diagnosis of an epidural hematoma. Days later, he lapsed into the coma that would eventually kill him. A judge has been assigned in the case, but a court date has not yet been set.
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