Medical Malpractice - Anaphylactic Reaction – Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection – Voluntary Dismissal
Dennis Vandenberg and the Peterson Bernard medical malpractice team successfully defended an anesthesiologist in a medical malpractice case in Palm Beach County, Florida wherein the Plaintiff chose to voluntarily dismiss his case on the evening of trial and after 2 years of litigation. The case involved allegations that the anesthesiologist administered and/or allowed the patient to be given a medication that she was allergic to during a transforaminal epidural steroid injection. The patient died from a severe anaphylactic reaction shortly after the epidural injection. The defense established that there was no plausible evidence that the anesthesiologist gave the medication that triggered the anaphylactic reaction.