Cauda Equina is a rare condition affecting the bundle of nerves at the base of your spine, but early treatment and diagnosis are essential to a good outcome. Any delays in treatment or diagnosis can result in very serious, life changing injuries.
If your GP or hospital failed to diagnose or treat Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES), call our Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free claims assessment.
As Preferred Legal Partners in the East of England for the Spinal Injuries Association, our team of Medical Negligence Solicitors are experts in dealing with Cauda Equina Claims. We have helped many people get the care, help and support they deserve and we can help you too.
Get in touch for a free claims assessment and ask us if we can deal your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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Can I Claim Compensation for Cauda Equina Syndrome?
You could claim compensation if your Cauda Equina Syndrome wasn’t properly diagnosed, which meant you didn’t get the right treatment quickly enough.
If you’ve been to your GP with symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome and they failed to refer your for further investigation or your diagnosis has been missed on an MRI scan, you may have a medical negligence claims.
You could also have a claim if you developed Cauda Equina Syndrome because of substandard surgery.
If any of these situations apply to you, then call our Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free claims assessment.
People We've Helped Make a Cauda Equina Syndrome Claim
Medical Negligence Claim for Delayed Cauda Equina Diagnosis
We helped a lady in her late 60s access specialist aids, equipment, physiotherapy and CBT, after medical mistakes led to her being left with serious mobility problems and a loss of bladder and bowel function.Read Full Case Study
Woman Left with Permanent Injuries After Cauda Equina Medical Negligence
We helped a woman who developed bowel and bladder problems because she wasn’t referred for an MRI scan quickly enough, which meant vital surgery was carried out two days later than it should have been.Read Full Case Study
Why Choose Simpson Millar?
Our specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors are friendly, supportive and experienced. We will:
- Tailor our service to your specific needs, wishes and circumstances
- Be open and transparent so you are always up to date with what’s happening with your claim
- Use clear and straightforward language, with no legal jargon
- Aim to get the maximum possible settlement for you
- Take a constructive and positive approach to settling your claim against the NHS, considering mediation and active discussions to settle your claim
- Ask our other legal teams to support your other legal needs, such as setting up a Personal Injury Trust, so you can remain eligible to claim state benefits or making a Will
- Show you our expertise with our membership on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Solicitors referral panel and the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation scheme
Our Major Trauma Team
If you or a loved one has suffered a life-changing injury, we can help you get the right support and advice. With Simpson Millar, you’ll have a whole team on your side. We have some of the best personal injury solicitors in England and Wales and other specialist legal teams to meet all your needs. This should reassure you that you’ve come to the right place.
You’re probably facing many day-to-day challenges after your injury, so we want to make dealing with any legal issues as seamless and stress-free as possible. Then you can focus on your recovery and living a fulfilling, independent life.
Our dedicated team have the experience and knowledge to guide you through every step. We know choosing someone to help you can be an difficult decision, but hopefully we can prove that you’ve made the best choice.
Is There a Medical Negligence Claims Time Limit?
Yes. You must make a compensation claim within three years of the date of the medical negligence, or three years from when you became aware of a problem linked with the treatment you received.
How Much Does It Cost To Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
Most medical negligence claims are dealt with on a No Win, No Fee basis, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means you only pay our legal fees if your claim is successful and there’s no financial risk.
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's getting worse
- Numbness around the genitals or anus
- Abnormal bladder function
- Abnormal bowel function
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’s 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.
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