spinal tap gone bad

My sister had a spinal tap done in March...the neurologist went into the wrong "L"...can't remember which one but she now has drop foot and her right leg moves constantly..she has severe cramping in all muscles in that leg..she is on muscle relaxers, pain med, valium, phenibarbital,(excuse the spelling) efexor for depression and now methadone because she is hooked on the pain meds....i am told that there is an implant that stimulates the damaged nerve to her leg that will stop the spasms and constant movement. Is there anyone out there that can relate???? I am at my wits end..She is so drugged up that she cannot function anymore..The insurance company has sent her case to their board and it has been almost 2 months..Meanwhile, she will die i think from all the meds. I need some input fast..It is all from a spinal tap that was not done right...her root nerve to the right leg was damaged and from everything i have heard, it is irreversible...please write if you have any new information or ideas or have been thru the same thing...I feel like I have to save her life..I would rather get a small settlement rather than a huge one because she died...please help..thanks

Posted By Tammy on August 11, 2003 at 04:19:53:


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