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Cauda Equina Syndrome Negligence Claims
Cauda Equina Syndrome can be a devastating and life changing illness. Medical professional must take action quickly when symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome arise. If they don’t identify the “red flag” symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome quickly, the effect can be devastating for patients and their families.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors specialise in helping victims of Cauda Equina Syndrome Negligence and have obtained significant compensation settlements to help victims continue their lives in a meaningful and fulfilling manner. Contact us today for a free No Obligation Assessment of your claim.
What Is Cauda Equina Syndrome?
Cauda Equina Syndrome is a serious and severe type of spinal stenosis. It involves all of the nerves in the lower back become severely compressed in a short period of time.
When it is diagnosed, Cauda Equina Syndrome requires emergency spinal decompression surgery, failure to do this can result in life long paralysis and incontinence. This is because the longer Cauda Equina Syndrome goes untreated, the greater the chance it will lead to permanent paralysis and incontinence.
- sciatica (or shooting pains on both sides)
- numbness around your genitals or anus
- weakness or numbness in both legs that is severe or getting worse
- finding it hard to start urinate or lack of control when urinating, and this is not normal for you
- you don’t notice when you need to open your bowels or can’t control when you open your bowels and this isn’t normal for you
Can I Make A Claim For Cauda Equina Syndrome Negligence?
If you have attended a hospital or GP with any of the above signs and symptoms of Cauda EquinaSyndrome then it is vital these symptoms are investigated and the condition is diagnosed quickly (the quicker the better).
If a medical professional has failed to diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
The time it takes a medical professional to diagnose the condition is very important, as the longer the condition is left untreated the worse the permanent damage to the patient. If Cauda Equina Syndrome is not diagnosed quickly enough, it can lead to permanent paralysis, incontinence and other life changing conditions and often result in a compensation claim for Cauda Equina Syndrome Negligence.
Contact one of our Cauda Equina Negligence Solicitors today and Get A Free Claim Assessment and impartial advice regarding your situation. Call us on 0800 644 4240 or fill out the Enquiry Form Above.
How Much Compensation For Cauda Equina Negligence?
Cauda Equina Syndrome Negligence claims are very serious. You may be claiming compensation for vital support in your life including:
- Care & Assistance to help you
- Specialist Equipment & Accommodation to assist your day to day living
- Loss of Earnings
- Compensation for Pain & Suffering
The amount of compensation that may be achieved is different in each cases and based on your personal circumstances and cases. However, it is not un-common for compensation for Cauda Equina Syndrome Negligence claims to be in excess of six figures.
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How to Make a Cauda Equina Syndrome Negligence Claim
It is vital that you seek legal advice if you believe you may have a claim for Cauda Equina Syndrome Negligence so you understand your rights. There are strict time limits on when you can make a claim, so it is vital you seek advice as soon as possible. Our panel of solicitors at Medical Negligence Direct will evaluate your case, advise you on its strengths and how it can be funded.
We will also obtain your medical records, prepare witness statements, welcome expert medical opinion on the matter, provide an estimated value of your claim and manage all negotiations on your behalf.
If the alleged negligent healthcare provider or hospital does not accept liability in the medical negligence you suffered, we will prepare your case for trial by arranging for the issuance of court proceedings. The vast majority of cases do not get to trial, but it is important that you work with a solicitor who is ready to take your case to that point if necessary.
Starting a claim can feel like a daunting task, especially as you navigate through the injuries you suffered, but you can count on us as your support system.
How to Fund My Cauda Equina Negligence Claim
There are different funding options for medical negligence claims. If you bought a legal expenses insurance “before the event” i.e. before the negligent treatment – it will typically cover the pursuit, or defence of the legal proceedings. This means you will have nothing to pay.
How Long Will My Cauda Equina Claim Take?
The length of time for medical negligence claims varies, but a typical claim will be settled within three years of instructing solicitors. If the alleged negligent body admits liability, our medical negligence solicitors will help you obtain early interim compensation payments to help you start improving your health condition as early as possible.