You may have a claim for compensation if you suffered with Cauda Equina Syndrome and it wasn’t identified and treated early; or if you developed Cauda Equina Syndrome as a result of substandard surgery and/or avoidable post-operative complications.
- Was your condition misdiagnosed or missed on an MRI scan?
- Have you been left with a permanent injury as a result of misdiagnosis?
- Was the correct treatment not provided in a timely manner?
- Did you develop Cauda Equina Syndrome following negligent surgery?
Compensation for Cauda Equina Syndrome
Compensation can help you get damages to cover expenses, including rehabilitation, the loss of past and future earnings, adjustments to your home, prescription charges, medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses.
In short, compensation can help you rebuild your life, and get you the justice you deserve.
At Simpson Millar our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors are members of the Law Society Medical Negligence Panel and the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Solicitors Referral Panel.
What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?
Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but serious condition. It’s a spinal emergency and so it’s vital that an early diagnosis is made and a suitable treatment plan put in place. Unless treated urgently Cauda Equina Syndrome can have life changing consequences and may even lead to permanent paralysis and incontinence.
Cauda Equina Syndrome occurs following compression of the nerves in the spinal canal. These nerves are responsible for supplying the muscles in the legs, bladder, bowel and genitals.
What Causes Cauda Equina Syndrome?
There are a number of causes of Cauda Equina Syndrome. These include:
- Spinal tumours
- Spinal injury / trauma
- Secondary to a medical procedure
- Herniated disc
What are the Symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome?
The early symptoms to look out for if you suspect Cauda Equina Syndrome are:
- Lower back pain
- Weakness in both legs that is worsening
- Numbness around the genitals or anus
- Abnormal bladder function
- Abnormal bowel function
What Should I Do If I Suspect Cauda Equina Syndrome?
If you or someone you know are displaying any of these symptoms, there’s a chance it could be Cauda Equina Syndrome. In this case, you should seek immediate medical attention, as the sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the better the chance of a full recovery.
An MRI scan is often suggested and emergency surgery will usually be required following a diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Delay in diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome
If there was a failure to diagnose or adequately treat Cauda Equina Syndrome following a visit to your GP or Hospital and these delays caused further damage then you should contact our Medical Negligence Solicitors for free legal advice as soon as possible.
Cauda Equina Syndrome following Medical Treatment
Cauda Equina Syndrome can develop following substandard surgery or due to a failure to recognise and act upon complications following surgery.
For free legal advice call our Medical Negligence Solicitors
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