Spinal Injury Compensation
Our specialist solicitors have experience of dealing with a range of spinal injuries and conditions, including cauda equina syndrome. If your injury was caused by poor treatment, medical negligence or a failure to properly treat or diagnose, it’s very likely that we’ve previously dealt with a spinal injury compensation claim similar to yours.
Common causes of spinal injury claims include:
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Wrongly administered spinal anaesthesia and spinal nerve damage
- Misdiagnosed spinal fractures
What is cauda equina syndrome?
Cauda equina syndrome is a rare but serious neurological condition. It occurs when the nerves at the base of the spine become trapped or damaged. Cauda equina syndrome is considered a surgical emergency, so early diagnosis and treatment are vital in order to avoid lasting damage.
If there’s a delay in diagnosis of cauda equina, the sufferer can be left with severe disabilities. These can include permanent incontinence in the bowel or bladder, loss of sexual function, limb weakness and inability to walk.
Most negligence claims for cauda equina and spinal injuries arise from an initial misdiagnosis of the condition, or delay to diagnose or provide the correct treatment.
Spinal injury can have a devastating impact. Our medical negligence solicitors are only too familiar with the challenges those with a debilitating spinal condition face every day.