A mother in Jacksonville, Florida has discovered part of a broken epidural needle\u00a0in her spine 14 years after giving birth.\r\nAfter enduring years of\u00a0severe\u00a0back pain, Amy Bright, 41, underwent a CT scan in 2017 which revealed that three\u00a0centimetres of the needle was embedded into her spine.\r\nAccording to Bright, the needle is touching the nerve connected to her left leg, leaving her concerned that she could be left paralysed were the needle to move at all.\r\nDoctors have informed the mother-of-six that because of the needle\u2019s location, it will be too risky to remove, leaving Bright with no choice other than to live with it inside of her and treat the pain with medication.\r\nBright\u2019s attorney, Sean Cronin, who has dealt with numerous medical malpractice cases, has said that this case is particularly rare.\r\n\u201cThis is literally in the spinal canal,\u201d he said in a\u00a0press conference.\r\n\u201cNever seen it. Never heard of it. It's outrageous."\r\nBright gave birth to her son Jacob in 2003 at Naval Hospital in Jacksonville and began experiencing severe back pain just two months later.\r\nShe believes the needle broke off while the epidural was being administered when she was under anaesthesia and got \u201ctrapped\u201d, claiming that medical staff must\u2019ve known about the error and not informed her.\r\n\u201cThey knew this was in her, according to our experts,\u201d Cronin told\u00a0People, \u201cbecause so much of the needle was missing. And the safety tip is still in her.\u201d\r\nBright and Cronin have accused the hospital of fraud and malpractice and plan to file a lawsuit later this year.\r\nBright added that the revelation has left her fearing for her future, as she is unsure how living with the needle inside of her will continue to impact her physical wellbeing as time goes on.\r\n\u201cIt has gotten to the point where it just burns constantly,\u201d she said.\r\n\u201cI\u2019m probably going to be in a wheelchair.\u00a0It\u2019s scary because I don\u2019t know.\u201d\r\nNaval Hospital\u00a0have not yet responded to requests for comments, directing\u00a0People\u00a0to the US Department of Justice who have declined to comment on the issue.