The horrors of cauda equina syndrome have been highlighted in a recent BBC website article, where its symptoms and life changing implications are explained.
Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome
Cauda equina syndrome is a rare but serious condition that occurs when the bundle of nerves that are below the end of the spinal cord are damaged. Initial symptoms can include lower back pain, pain radiating down the leg, numbness around the anus, loss of bowel and bladder function, and sexual dysfunction. Anyone suffering from this condition requires immediate medical attention; the syndrome can have life-changing consequences including impaired bladder and bowel function, problems walking or even paralysis.
The Spinal Injury Team at Lyons Davidson has experience in dealing with these complex cases as a result of a traumatic accident . We are Gold Corporate Members of the Spinal Injuries Association and our specialist team has the expertise to assist if you need advice on this or any other spinal injury claim.
Delays in diagnosing cauda equina syndrome
Given the time-critical nature of receiving prompt medical attention, our Clinical Negligence team also has experience of pursuing claims where there has been a delay in diagnosing and treating cauda equina syndrome. They have successfully concluded a number of cases where it has been shown that, with earlier treatment, ongoing problems would not have been as severe or life changing. If you consider that there was a delay in diagnosing cauda equine syndrome please contact Tabitha Rooks 01179046162 or [email protected].
Expert legal advice at an early stage is all important: if you think you have suffered a spinal injury as a result of an accident or medical mismanagement, or if you have suffered a spinal injury as a result of an accident; please contact Laura Merry, Partner by contacting [email protected]/ 0117 9045718 or Elaine Snell, Senior Associate by contacting [email protected]/0117 904 6326