$1.34 Million for Brain Injury from Diagnostic Test

Patient went to a spinal operative treatment center in Reston, Virginia for a diagnostic discogram procedure of the cervical spine. The patient suffered a toxic brain injury following an injection into the spinal canal. The defendant denied injecting into the spinal canal but Sickels, Frei and Mims conducted an investigation and found X-rays showing the discogram needle had in fact entered the spinal canal and an MRI of the brain showed a coating of fluid surrounding the brain. A spinal tap proved negative for blood. The jury awarded $1.34 million to the victim.

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