Woman Finds Epidural Needle In Her Spine 14 Years After Giving Birth!

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In November 2017, an Illinois mother discovered an epidural needle in her spine 14 years after giving birth.

In 2003, Amy Bright delivered her son Jacob via C-section at Florida’s Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Two months later, she began experiencing severe back pain, which has lasted for more than a decade.

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Last year, Bright — who also suffers from nerve damage and restricted use of her left foot and leg — underwent a CT scan and discovered a portion of a needle has been lodged in her spine since her son’s arrival.

She told People:

“I was absolutely livid and upset and scared… Every time I move and walk and bend and twist and sleep, that needle moves inside my spine. For 14 years, I’ve been creating scar tissue in my spine from this needle moving. I’m angry.”

According to Bright and her attorney Sean Cronin, three centimeters of the large needle got “trapped” in Bright’s lower back when medical staff administered spinal anesthesia during surgery. Two of those centimeters are directly “buried into the bone.”

Her lawyer adds:

“This is something that was not disclosed… These needles are about 9 or 10 centimeters and they have a tip on the end that the provider is supposed to inspect to make sure they have the whole needle. They knew this was in her, according to our experts, because so much of the needle was missing. And the safety tip is still in her.”

The alleged victim is accusing the hospital of fraud and malpractice, and has filed a complaint. Bright and her legal team plan to pursue a lawsuit in the upcoming months.

The matriarch of six admits she is “paranoid and scared” about her future, and whether she will ever be healthy again.

“I don’t know what my future holds. I’m very paranoid and scared… The reflexes in my legs are affected already. I’m trying to make arrangements for [physical] therapy, I’ll probably be in that for the rest of my life. I’ll probably going to be on medication for the rest of my life. I’m trying to prepare for my future and the help and support I’m going to need.”

Can you blame her??

[Image via WENN.]

Mar 29, 2018 2:42am PDT

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