Cauda Equina Syndrome claims

If you or a family member has suffered a delay or misdiagnosis for Cauda Equina Syndrome during NHS treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation, but due to the involved nature of the claim, you will need to employ a specialist medical negligence solicitor to work on your behalf.

Cauda Equina Syndrome NHS

What is Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)?

The Cauda Equina is a bunch of nerves at the very bottom of your spine. This supplies nerves to the bladder, bowels and lower limbs. In addition, the nerves supply sensation to the skin in the posterior region. Compression damage to this area requires immediate attention to avoid long term complications.

Symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome?

  • Loss of feeling
    • Loss of feeling between the legs
    • Numbness around the genitals and back passage
    • Cannot feel the toilet paper when wiping
  • Bladder problems
    • Unable to or experience in difficulty in urinating
    • Loss of sensation when urinating
    • Inability to stop or control urination
    • Loss of bladder sensation
  • Bowel problems
    • Loss of sensation or inability to stop when passing a bowel movement
    • Constipation
  • Sexual problems
    • Inability to achieve an erection or ejaculate
    • Loss or sensation during intercourse
  • Nerve pain
    • It is common to experience a combination of back pain, leg pain and leg numbness or weakness.

Causes of Cauda Equina Syndrome?

  • Tumours
  • Spinal injury
  • Complications during a medical procedure
  • Slipped or prolapsed disc
  • Infections
  • Problems with blood supply to the Cauda Equina

Cauda Equina Syndrome Solicitors

If you believe you have been the recipient of negligent Cauda Equina Syndrome treatment, you may be able to claim compensation from a specialist medical negligence lawyer who will be able to help you claim compensation for the injury you have sustained, together with compensation for future care and loss of earnings, as well as anything else that is relevant.

Get expert legal advice

Call today and speak to Jason Brady, specialist medical negligence solicitor. Find out if you can claim compensation.

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