Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims Specialists

Making a Cauda Equina Syndrome Compensation Claim

Cauda equina syndrome is a medical emergency requiring immediate surgery, any delay could be life-changing.

Cauda equina syndrome is a medical emergency requiring immediate surgery, any delay could be life-changing.

If you or a loved one have suffered Cauda Equina Syndrome and a doctor, physiotherapist, surgeon or another medical professional failed in their duty of care, the SeriousMedicalInjury.com specialist solicitor panel could help with a no win no fee compensation claim.

Types of Claims We Assist With

Types of cauda equina syndrome claims our specialist solicitor panel are assisting with include:

  • Delay or failure to spot the 'red flag' signs
  • Failure or delay in treating cauda equina syndrome
  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Examination errors
  • Failing to refer or delay in referring to a specialist
  • X-ray and scan
  • Treatment errors
  • Botched surgery
  • Unacceptable aftercare 
  • Failure to gain 'informed' consent

Cauda equina syndrome failures by doctors, surgeons, physiotherapists, or another medical professional can be serious and life-changing. If you or a loved one have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation. 

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Leading Medical Injury Experts

The SeriousMedicalInjury.com solicitor panel boasts some of the leading medical injury lawyers in England & Wales.

The panel's experience has helped them understand the many challenges that face both the client and their family. They provide access to specialist support services including rehabilitation and benefits advice.

They appreciate client's concerns of claiming compensation whilst still undergoing treatment and the uncertainty of what the future holds especially when the injuries are debilitating.

Acting in the client's best interests they guide them through the legal process and leave no stone unturned, with the aim of securing maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Experts In Recovering Past And Future Losses

A successful claim can help improve the quality of life as it can allow a claimant to recover past and future costs for:

  • Corrective treatment
  • Care & Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses and more

What can I claim?

No Win No Fee - No Risk*

The most common way to claim compensation for medical negligence is on a no win no fee basis.

Our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors will carry out an assessment of your case and may decide that they can assist you on a no win no fee basis, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA).

A claim taken on a no win no fee basis means that if your claim is unsuccessful you will not be required to pay your solicitor’s fees, providing you cooperate and do not provide misleading information, nothing is payable by you up front and nothing is payable at all if your claim is unsuccessful.

Free Claim Assessment - No Obligation

Before you decide to claim, start your free, no obligation case assessment to check if one of our specialist serious medical negligence solicitors can assist you on a no win no fee basis

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Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims We Assist With:

Delay or failure to spot cauda equina syndrome

If a medical professional fails to spot the 'red flag' symptoms of cauda equina syndrome or there is a delay in diagnosis, the window of opportunity to successfully carry out decompression surgery may be lost, which could result in permanent injury or disability.

If you or a loved one have been affected by a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure or delay in treating cauda equina syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome requires immediate surgery. Unfortunately, some patients are avoidably harmed when treatment is not carried out or delayed. This can result in permanent injury or disability.

If you or a loved one have been affected by a lack of duty of care of a medical professional you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Wrong diagnosis

We all expect doctors to accurately diagnose our ailments especially if they are serious. Sadly, some patient's with cauda equina syndrome are wrongly diagnosed. This can mean the window of opportunity to carry out successful surgery is lost, a worsening of health, permanent injury and even disability.

If you or a loved one have suffered because of a lack of duty of care by a medical professional you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Examination errors

It is reasonable to expect doctors to listen to patients concerns and carry out thorough examinations. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as some patients are harmed when cauda equina syndrome is not timely diagnosed and treated.

If you or a loved one have suffered a worsening of health because a medical professional failed in their duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to refer or delay in referring to a specialist

It is natural to expect a doctor to diagnose your illness accurately, or refer you to a specialist for confirmation and treatment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some patients suffer an avoidable worsening of health, even disability when cauda equina syndrome surgery is delayed.

If you or a loved one have been harmed because a medical professional failed in their duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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X-ray and scan errors

Scientific technology provides cutting edge imaging to help medical professionals accurately diagnose patients. MRI is normally the favoured option of physicians to confirm cauda equina syndrome. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors get things wrong, such as misreading the results, delays in carrying out a scan or carrying out the wrong test.

If you have suffered because of a lack of duty of care by a medical professional you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Treatment errors

We all expect medical professionals to carry out recognised treatment especially in serious conditions such as cauda equina syndrome. Sadly this is not always the case as some patients receive the wrong treatment resulting in a worsening of health, avoidable complications, and even disability.

If you or a loved one have suffered because of a lack of duty of care by a medical professional you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Botched surgery

The primary treatment for cauda equina syndrome is decompression surgery. Despite the best aims of neurosurgeons, they can still get things wrong, such as employing a poor surgical technique. Errors during surgery can mean the window of opportunity to successfully treat the condition is missed, injuries to other parts of the body, or even disability.

If you or a loved one have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to compensation.

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Unacceptable aftercare

Good aftercare is a necessity to prevent complications following cauda equina syndrome surgery. Medical and nursing teams are responsible to deliver and manage suitable aftercare. However, this is not always the case with some patients needlessly affected by infections and other complications.

If you or a loved one have suffered because of unacceptable standards of aftercare you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Lack of 'informed' consent

It is a legal requirement for a surgeon to explain the risks and alternative treatment to the patient before they undergo decompression surgery for Cauda Equina Syndrome, so they can give 'informed' consent. Sadly, this is not always the case and sometimes things go wrong. 

If you feel you were not properly informed about the procedure and as a consequence suffered an injury you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Compensation & Special Damages

Our medical negligence solicitor panel has successfully settled many serious and catastrophic medical injury claims and have experience in fighting for the following types of special damages:

Injury & Suffering

One of the elements of compensation is awarded for pain and suffering.

This takes into account the length of time the claimant is in pain and the effect it will have on their personal life.

Loss Of Earnings

If you have sustained a serious medical injury it is likely you have suffered a loss of earnings especially if your injuries are significant.

Our solicitor panel can help recover your work-related losses. 

Financial Losses

Compensation settlements are designed to put the claimant in a similar financial position prior to the incident.

All financial losses are included in the claim to ensure maximum compensation.

Rehabilitation

Medical injuries often require extensive rehabilitation.

In successful cases our solicitor panel can help recover all costs of corrective treatment.

Private Treatment

If the NHS has made your health worse you may decide on private treatment.

You can recover private treatment costs as part of your compensation settlement.

Care Costs

In severe cases, it may be necessary for people to go in to care, especially if they are vulnerable.

Our solicitor panel understands the complexity of serious injuries and can help recover your care costs.

Housing Adaptation

Home adaptations such as stairlifts can improve the quality of life of people with serious medical conditions.

Our solicitor panel work closely with leading occupational therapists and case managers to assist clients with mobility and access issues.

Relocation Costs

It may be necessary for some people with serious health problems to relocate. 

If you need to relocate or are considering relocation you may be able to recover the costs as part of your compensation award.

Assistive Technology

Our solicitor panel is aware of how assistive technology can make a real difference to improve the quality of life of those with serious health problems.

Smart technology such as voice-activated devices can help people cope with tasks which most of us take for granted, such as turning on and off appliances and controlling room temperature.

Dependants

If you have lost a loved one because of negligence you may need to consider your legal position.

Our solicitor panel can help dependants access compensation, support and assist with inquest representation.

Bereavement Costs

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time made even worse if someone else is to blame.

Our solicitor panel can help recover bereavement, funeral, inquest representation and other costs. 

Future Expenses

It is crucial that all future losses are considered when calculating a schedule of loss. 

Working with leading financial experts our solicitor panel can help recover future losses including, income, pensions, investments and many more.

Unsure if you can make a no win no fee medical injury claim?

Before you decide to make a claim, check for FREE if our panel of medical negligence solicitors can assist with your claim on a no win no fee.

or call: 0800 699 0900
or call: 0800 699 0900

Lines open 24 hours, 7 days a week