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Surgeon's Egotism, Drug Use Caused Patients' Paralysis, Death

The former patients of a surgeonsurgeons-thumb-170x113-32293.jpg recently filed lawsuits against the hospital that hosted him, arguing that it had knowledge that the doctor was an "an egomaniac, mentally ill, an alcoholic, drug addict or a combination thereof."

Complications: The Adverse Side Effects of Steroid Injections

"It is a very rare event, but it is not zero, and it's devastating," says James Rathmell, a doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "We used to say this is so safe." As David Armstrong reports for Bloomberg Businessweek, steroid injections - epidurals near the spinal cord - in some cases cause paralysis in patients.

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