Cauda equina syndrome claims

While we always want to trust medical professionals, errors do occasionally occur in treatment that can lead to serious health complications. Cauda equina syndrome is a rare and severe type of spinal stenosis and if left untreated it can lead to permanent paralysis and incontinence. If you have suffered from cauda equina syndrome and your doctor has failed to timely diagnose or treat the condition swiftly then you may be entitled to compensation.

When you contact our expert medical negligence team, we will listen to the details of what happened to you and assess whether you might have a claim. Our specialist solicitors understand the long-term effect this condition can have and can help you secure the compensation you deserve to ensure you receive the care that you need. Our medical negligence claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis. Contact us today on 0203 817 9430.

 

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What is cauda equina syndrome?

Cauda equina syndrome is when the nerves in the spine become severely compressed. This can happen very suddenly. If you are diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome you will usually need to undergo emergency surgery to help decompress the spine. If symptoms are ignored or diagnosed incorrectly, the condition can lead to permanent paralysis and incontinence.

It’s not just doctors that can mistreat or fail to diagnose cauda equina syndrome. Many people visit a chiropractor to treat musculoskeletal issues, however, if a chiropractor has failed to assess your symptoms and has not evaluated your medical history correctly serious complications can occur as a result, such as cauda equina syndrome.

Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome include:

  • Weakness or numbness in both legs that is severe or getting worse
  • Sciatica on both sides
  • Numbness around your genitals or anus
  • Finding it difficult to control your bladder and bowel function

Cauda equina syndrome compensation claims

Cauda equina syndrome can progress very quickly and there is often only a short window of opportunity to treat it effectively. GP’s and A&E specialists may diagnose orthopaedic problems such as back pain rather than recognise the symptoms of cauda equina. However, as it is a rare condition, medical professionals can sometimes miss the warning signs. At Stephensons, we can help you if your GP or A&E doctor failed to recognise the symptoms or misdiagnosed the condition, or if there has been a delay in getting specialist care and tests. We can also help and offer advice if your chiropractor failed to diagnose cauda equina syndrome.

Our medical negligence team will handle your case with care and sensitivity. While we know compensation can’t change all of the difficulties a cauda equina syndrome sufferer may face, it may help to improve your quality of life by covering the cost of current and future care, and changes to accommodation and equipment.

For expert advice, contact us on 0203 817 9430. Alternatively, you can use our online enquiry form and one of our specialists will be in touch with you.

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