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Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a medical condition affecting the lower back that can have serious consequences to sufferers. When symptoms of Cauda Equina syndrome are expressed it is important that emergency medical treatment is administered quickly otherwise symptoms may become permanent and severely impact the sufferer’s quality of life. Nerve damage due to Cauda Equina Syndrome may cause a range of problems and these are sometimes known as Cauda Equina Syndrome red flag symptoms.

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    Claiming Compensation

    When deciding which solicitor to use for your Cauda Equina claim the most important question to ask is whether the solicitor has run successful cases for Cauda Equina compensation previously.

    Our NHS Negligence solicitors act for clients throughout England and Wales and have a successful track record in Cauda Equina Syndrome litigation. If you or a loved one has suffered due to misdiagnosed or failure to diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome, call our specialists today on 0333 987 4161 for a free evaluation of your possible case.

    Cauda Equina Symptoms

    Cauda Equina is a spinal injury, affecting a bundle of nerve roots at the lower end of the spinal cord. When these nerve roots become compressed, the below symptoms can manifest:

    • Severe low back pain
    • Neurological symptoms in the lower body including progressive pain, numbness or weakness in one or both legs
    • Progressive loss of or altered sensation in legs, buttocks, inner thighs and feet
    • Recent problems with bladder/bowel function e.g. difficulty emptying bladder, poor stream, dribbling, incontinence, constipation
    • Sudden onset of sexual dysfunction

    Causes of Cauda Equina Syndrome

    There are a number of reasons why Cauda Equina Syndrome may occur such as injury and other medical conditions. It is important that CES is diagnosed and treated quickly to avoid lasting complications which could include:

    • Trauma to the lower back
    • Prolapsed lumbar disc
    • Narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
    • Spinal lesion or tumour
    • Abnormal growths (cancer or tumour) adjacent to the lower spinal cord
    • Spinal infection, inflammation, haemorrhage or fracture
    • Accidental medical causes such as poorly positioned screws in the spine, surgical errors and continuous spinal anaesthesia

    Cauda Equina Syndrome Treatment

    When Cauda Equina symptoms occur it is extremely important that they are recognised as soon as possible and surgical decompression performed urgently in order to minimise the damage to the nerves.

    If the nerve compression is allowed to persist for more than 48 hours it is more likely that any nerve damage will be irreversible.

    If the symptoms are recognised promptly and surgical decompression performed urgently then a full recovery should result.

    Time Limit to Bring a Claim

    There is a three year time limit under English and Welsh jurisdiction to bring a claim for medical negligence.

    Common Questions Relating to Cauda Equina

    In this scenario a claim must be undertaken by a “litigation friend”: this is usually a close family friend, family member, or a spouse who acts in the best interest of the victim.

    From £10,000 to £150,000 . How much you can claim will depend very much on the impact and severity of the injury received.

    You may need to be assessed by a medical team for us to better understand your limitations caused by your injury.

    Compensation will take into account future physical and psychological support required, specialist equipment and adaptions to your home that are needed. Also, any future pain and suffering that you may experience will be taken into account alongside the loss of work and income related to your injury. Even a loss of relationships can be taken into account due to possible Sexual dysfunction caused by your injury.

    If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to negligence please contact one of our specialist solicitors on 0333 987 4161 to discuss your claim.

    In The News

    Alarmingly for its bosses, the National Health Service has continued to face escalating compensation claims and legal bills to settle medical negligence cases against it. Following a year of continued settlement payouts running into six and seven-figure sums, the organisation’s managers are becoming increasingly worried. In news reports broadcast and published by the BBC and ITV, based on data provided in response to a freedom of information request, the total number of claims against the NHS initiated by patients now exceeds 10,000 a year.

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    Despite occasional reports to the contrary, patients affected by medical negligence do not usually initiate compensation claims solely for financial reasons. According to a recent investigation, other motives play a part and – in several cases – a combination of factors. Indeed, as experienced legal practitioners and medical experts recognise, complaints against the National Health Service are seldom about money alone.

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