Diabetic patient with a prior history of stroke on plavix was scheduled for epidural steroid injection to rx neck for pain from old injury. Patient was advised to dc plavix 1 week prior to the procedure. Inclement weather caused postponement of the procedure for an additional 6 days. Patient was told to remain off plavix and was without the medication for 13 days. A few hours after the procedure, presented to an ER with a new stroke with paralysis. Is this treatment acceptable?

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