Cauda Equina Claims
Cauda Equina Claims
Cauda Equina is Latin for 'horse's tail' and this bundle of nerves at the base of the spinal column is given this name because of the similarities.
We specialise in Cauda Equina claims and are on the legal panel for the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association in recognition of our expertise. The experience we have in this complex area means we understand the current legal, medical and practical issues. We have access to the leading experts and barristers and we can achieve the best possible outcome for you.
The cauda equina nerves supply movement and feeling to the pelvic organs and lower limbs. They are highly sensitive and if these nerves become trapped or compressed it can lead to permanent damage and affect movement and sensation in these areas. Tumours and trauma are two of the causes but it can also be due to negligent or delayed surgery. This is a serious problem and even a short delay in diagnosis and treatment can mean irreparable damage.
Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome include:
- severe lower back pain
- neuropathic lower limb pain
- leg muscle weakness
- tingling/numbness in the saddle area
- bladder and/or bowel disturbance e.g. los of sensation, leaking urine
- loss of sexual function
We know that cauda equina syndrome is a devastating condition. You may require care and assistance with every day activities, be forced to give up your employment, and be unable to lead a full and active life. In the worse cases, there can be complete loss of bowel and bladder control.
It is vital that you receive the best legal advice to ensure you secure the maximum compensation for your injury and loss to guarantee that you have the funds you need to cover all your future medical, equipment and care needs.
If you have cauda equina syndrome and need practical help and support please contact the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association helpline on 03335 777 113.
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