Cauda Equina compensation claims

Cauda Equina syndrome is a medical emergency and needs to be treated quickly and correctly to avoid long term consequences. If your doctor failed to diagnose or treat the condition appropriately you may be entitled to compensation. Our specialist solicitors are experienced in helping people where the delayed diagnosis or mismanagement of the condition left them with long term needs.

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Understanding Cauda Equina 

Cauda Equina syndrome happens when the bundle of nerves at the bottom of the spinal cord are compressed and requires urgent medical attention. Long term consequences of the condition include:

  • intense back pain
  • loss of bladder control
  • sexual dysfunction and
  • shooting pain in one or both legs 

Medical professionals should be on the lookout for specific symptoms as markers of Cauda Equina, but they can be missed or dismissed as sciatica, leading to delays. A delay in spotting cauda equina can have very significant life-long consequences. 

Causes of cauda equina syndrome include infection or inflammation of the spine, spinal tumours , spinal cord injuries. In some rare cases Cauda Equina can be caused by a surgical mistake.   

Living with Cauda Equina can have a very big impact in someone’s life and mean they have significant caring and therapy needs.

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Your rights and eligibility

You may have a valid compensation claim if

  • Medical staff missed red flag symptoms of Cauda Equina syndrome that they should reasonably have been expected to note
  • There were delays or mistakes in medical treatment that made your outcome worse as a result.
  • You suffered Cauda Equina from a mistake in surgery
  • Cauda Equina was a known complication of an operation and you were not warned of the risks beforehand

How can compensation help?

Although compensation can’t undo the harm and suffering you’ve experienced, it can help to try and get your life back on track and help alleviate some of the financial implications of your injury.

This could include:

  • support from a carer or support worker
  • specialised home and vehicle adaptations
  • physiotherapy and other therapies
  • pain management
  • counselling or session with psychologist
  • specialised medical consultations, treatments and surgery
  • loss of earnings if you are no longer able to work

Compensation always aims to cover the costs involved in restoring a person’s life as much as possible to where they would have been had the negligence not happened.

Finally a compensation claim can help you understand what exactly went wrong and help ensure that it will not happen to others.

Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a Cauda Equina medical negligence lawyer

Working with a specialist Cauda Equina solicitor is the best way to ensure you are made aware of all the help and support that may be available to you to achieve the most comfortable future possible.

Our role as Cauda Equina solicitors extends so much wider than investigating your claims and securing compensation. We become a key part of your support network.

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Cauda equina compensation FAQs

Cauda Equina compensation claims can be very substantial – running to hundreds of thousands or millions of pounds.

This is because the injuries suffered can be lifelong and extremely damaging. The level of compensation an individual receives will depend on very specific, individual matters relating to their own circumstances and needs.

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