Specialist support for cauda equina compensation claims
Cauda equina syndrome is a spinal stenosis condition that occurs when the nerve roots in the lower back suddenly become compressed. These nerve roots are responsible for the supply of nerves to the bladder, bowels, lower limbs and sensations to the skin around the saddle area (the area between the legs).
It is a medical emergency that requires urgent diagnosis and hospital treatment. If there is a delay in diagnosing or treating cauda equina syndrome, it could possibly result in long-term or permanent devastating physical and neurological problems, such as incontinence and paralysis.
Cauda equina syndrome negligence claims
Even though the condition is considered rare, there are still a high number of medical negligence claims bought in the UK each year. This is due to the small window of opportunity in which the syndrome can be diagnosed and treated and if the window is missed the patient can be left with permanent injuries.
In recent years, successful medical negligence claims have included:
- Delay in performing decompression surgery
- Failure to recognise red flag symptoms
- Failure to investigate red flag symptoms
- Delay in carrying out scans
- Radiologist misinterpreting an MRI scan leading to the diagnosis being missed
Cauda equina syndrome negligence claims are particularly complicated and it is not easy to know if your claim will be successful or not. This is why it is always advisable to obtain specialist legal advice, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your diagnosis and treatment.
How our solicitors can help with cauda equina syndrome negligence claims
If you are concerned there was a delay in the diagnosis or treatment of cauda equina syndrome, mistreatment, or any other negligence regarding your care, we are here to help you.
We will work with specialist medical experts to consider your case and advise if the treatment was negligent and if it caused your injury, and assess the compensation you are owed.
Our team prides itself on our friendly and professional service and we are always happy to discuss the circumstances of your potential claim either over the phone, via email or at a meeting.
- No win, no fee services
- Legal aid in some cases
- Help with rehabilitation for your injuries
The team is also highly regarded by independently researched publications, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, and are members of the Spinal Injuries Association, Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) specialist panel.
If you have any questions in relation to cauda equina syndrome claims, please contact our team of medical negligence solicitors to discuss how we can help on 0800 024 1976, through our online enquiry form or by using our online chat function.
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