Cauda equina claims are often instructed on behalf of patients who have suffered a delay in diagnosing and treating cauda equina syndrome. It is well recognised that cauda equina syndrome is a medical emergency and immediate referral for investigation and treatment is required to prevent permanent neurological damage.
If surgical decompression is not performed quickly, the patient can develop paralysis, sensory abnormalities or bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. It is therefore vital that early diagnosis is made. If early diagnosis was not made through medical negligence then it may be worth looking into cauda equina claims.
Symptoms of cauda equina include:
- Low back pain
- Pain or sensory abnormality in one or both legs
- Urinary dysfunction
- Bowel disturbances
- Sexual dysfunction
- Anaesthesia/numbness in your groin or buttock
If there has been any delay in the diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome, then you may have a claim. Get in touch with our specialist medical mistakes department for a free consultation and informal chat before taking the next step. Williamsons has many years’ experience dealing with Cauda Equina claims and we can help you get the desired outcome.W