Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
In some instances, poor medical care can lead to serious conditions, such as Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Additionally, individuals already suffering with this condition who do not receive the care required can have grounds for Cauda Equina Syndrome claims relating to a worsening of their symptoms.
To find out more about this condition and the rights you have as an individual, and to decipher whether you have strong grounds to bring a claim against your medical provider, you should get in touch with our medical negligence team today.
What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?
Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare and extremely severe form of spinal stenosis (narrowing), whereby all the nerves in the lower half of the back become suddenly and severely compressed.
Symptoms can range from sciatica on both sides, weakness in the legs, or severe numbness in the legs, genitals and anus.
What causes Cauda Equina Syndrome?
There are various causes of Cauda Equina, such as:
- Herniated disk
- Narrowing of the spinal canal
In some cases, Cauda Equina can be caused by medical negligence, such as a medical professional failing to treat or diagnose one of the above conditions, resulting in Cauda Equina developing as a result.
How rare is Cauda Equina Syndrome?
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is extremely rare, only occurring in one to three in every 100,000 people.
According to a study, CES occurred in as little as 0.08% of patients that presented in A&E with lower back pain, and so it’s common for this rare condition to go undiagnosed or mistreated. However, this does not excuse any medical negligence, and should still be treated as seriously.
Is Cauda Equina a disability?
If a patient suffering with Cauda Equina Syndrome does not undergo surgery at the key moment, then they may be left with lifelong complications and disabling symptoms.
Therefore, in this instance, the Cauda Equina would in fact class as a disability.
How do Cauda Equina case claims vary?
Cauda Equina negligence pay-outs can vary drastically depending on each individual case; however, our team of spinal injury solicitors will work to ensure individuals receive the best possible reward for their suffering, taking into account loss of earnings and physical and mental suffering.
Cauda Equina compensation could cover the following elements depending on the circumstances of the claim:
- Medical bills
- Adaptations to lifestyle, such as your home
- Lost earnings (both past and future)
- Physical therapy
Speak to Cauda Equina solicitors today
For assistance with Cauda Equina Syndrome claims, please get in touch with our team of Cauda Equina solicitors today.
With experience in spinal injury medical negligence, including Cauda Equina claims, our professional and understanding solicitors can work closely with you to secure any compensation you are owed for your suffering.