What is the Cauda Equina?
The horse tail, or cauda equina, is the bunch of nerves just under the base of the spinal column. When pressure is applied to it due to infection, trauma, herniation of spinal disks or a wrongly performed lumbar puncture, it can result in cauda equina syndrome (CES).
There are very serious consequences of CES which is why it is considered to be a critical condition in the medicine. If CES is not diagnoses within 2 days of the nerves being compressed there could be any of the following results:
• Severe organ damage to sexual organs, bladder or bowel
• Permanent complete or partial paralysis
• Limb weakness
• Loss of reflexes
Cauda Equina and Medical Negligence
Any doctor who fails to diagnose a condition as important as cauda equina syndrome is likely to have been negligent. Those who have been misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late may be entitled to claim compensation against the negligent professional in question however they will need an expert medical negligence solicitor on their side in order to do so.
These claims are incredibly complex. So a specialist solicitor really is required who will understand complicated medical terminology and know medical experts specialising in such injuries. Such experts will assess your condition and produce a report which will be vital to your evidence so you must be confident in their abilities.
Our highly qualified expert compensation claims team includes accredited members of the AvMA [Action against Medical Accidents] panel, and both the Law Society’s own Clinical Negligence Panel. (Clinical negligence is simply another term for medical negligence)
Our solicitors understand how traumatic the claims process can be for victims of cauda equina syndrome negligence and will provide a constant source of support throughout the claims process. This allows you to focus on recovering safe in the knowledge that experts are in control of your medical negligence compensation claim. Rest assured we will not be satisfied until we have recovered the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve.
What Can I Claim Compensation For?
Your compensation claim award should reflect the pain and suffering experienced which is likely to be enormous given the serious of the consequences of CES, the financial loss associated with the subsequent inability to work and the costs associated with living with the after-effects.
Whether your injuries are permanent or temporary is likely to affect the damages you are awarded however compensation will be available however extensive the injuries are, and rightly so.
Cauda Equina Syndrome Compensation Claims? Call our specialists for help
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