Cauda Equina Syndrome

Can you make a medical negligence claim for Cauda Equina Syndrome?

Cauda Equina syndrome is a condition caused when a prolapsed disc in the spine presses on the nerves located at the base of the spinal column. These nerves control the movement and feeling of the legs and lower abdomen. This is potentially a very serious condition and urgent treatment is required to prevent the nerve damage from becoming permanent. Medical staff should recognise the symptoms of this condition which may include pain and numbness in the legs and back and loss of bladder control.

Early Surgical Intervention For cauda Equina Syndrome

Medical staff should refer patients with these symptoms for urgent scans and examination by a neurosurgeon so immediate surgical intervention can be considered.

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Any delay in diagnosis, referral for scans or to see a neurosurgeon can sometimes cause irreparable damage and in some instances even paralysis. If you or a member of your family has suffered from cauda equina syndrome and believe there was a delay in the diagnosis or appropriate treatment of the prolapsed disc, you may have a claim for medical negligence. You should contact 1stClaims who will refer you to a specialist solicitor with expert knowledge of cauda equina syndrome.

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