Cauda Equina Syndrome
The cauda equina is a bundle of nerves and nerve roots at the base of the spinal column, which provide nerve supply to the legs and pelvic organs, including the bladder and the anal sphincter. Injury to this bundle of nerves results in cauda equina syndrome which is a surgical emergency requiring immediate treatment to prevent permanent damage to bladder, bowel and sexual function, as well as impairment of leg movements and chronic pain. Injury can arise as a result of trauma, but also in conditions such as herniated lumbar disc, spinal tumour and abscess. It is crucial that the diagnosis is made swiftly and the spinal nerves decompressed surgically to prevent permanent disability. The disability arising from failure to diagnose and urgently treat a cauda equina syndrome is one of the most traumatic life changes anyone will have to face.
We can help you claim for your disability and get you the medical attention you need to get your independence back. We are expert lawyers with an understanding of how vital it is to get you the much needed help and compensation to which you are entitled.
Why make a claim?
If you have suffered disability due to cauda equina syndrome as a result of medical negligence, you are entitled to claim compensation. Cauda equina syndrome and the permanent spinal damage which can result mean that your life has changed in every way possible and it can have a serious impact on your quality of life. We want to ensure you peace of mind, and the necessary assistance to allow you to enjoy life once more. Our specialist solicitors have years of experience of helping people who have suffered injury due to another’s fault or negligence.
Supporting your needs
As we have said, delayed treatment of cauda equina syndrome is life-changing and brings about the need for many kinds of assistance to allow you to regain your quality of life. This could involve obtaining the equipment you require to keep your independence, and modifications to allow you to be mobile within your own home. In addition, your ability to work will be affected by the disability and we can assist with vocational re-training and assessing the financial costs to you of being unable to work for a period, or changing employment. The financial impact of all these things can be substantial. This is why it is vital to make a claim so we can ensure you obtain the settlement you deserve and require to safeguard your future.
Why choose Curtis Legal & Medical?
At Curtis Legal & Medical, your claim will be handled by a specialist team of solicitors. We have many years experience in dealing with medical negligence claims. We have extensive experience of conducting medical negligence claims which have settled at all stages up to that of full Court hearings, with substantial awards being made to claimants. Curtis Legal & Medical offers an honest no win no fee service.
If you feel you have a claim for an injury which has been the result of medical negligence, it is essential that you receive specialist and independent advice. We can help you claim compensation for the injury and any financial costs which you have incurred as a consequence of the negligence. We appreciate claims for compensation can be stressful but we aim to ensure that the process is dealt with as quickly, efficiently and professionally as possible. We are always happy to come and see you in your own home, so you do not have to worry about travelling to meet with us.
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