Colorado ASC involved in $14.9M lawsuit over paralyzed patient: 6 things to know

A judge ruled against The Surgery Center at Lone Tree (Colo.) in a $14.9 million verdict after a patient received an injection that allegedly paralyzed her from the waist down, according to Denver Business Journal.

Here are six things to know:

1. The patient received an epidural steroid injection filled with Kenalog in September 2013, which caused a spinal cord infarction, the Denver Business Journal reports.

2. Kenalog manufacturers started listing "Not for epidural use" on its warning label in 2011. During the trial, the patient's attorneys showed the jury similar bottles available at the surgery center with the warning.

3. The patient's attorneys said ASC personnel did not inform the patient about the warning label prior to the injection.  

4. Denver Business Journal reports this case is the second largest negligence verdict in the state to date.

5. Attorneys representing the surgery center filed an unopposed motion to allow resolution of post-trial motions before entering judgment and setting a briefing schedule.

6. An attorney representing The Surgery Center at Lone Tree was not immediately available for comment to Becker's ASC Review.

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