Cauda Equina Syndrome
The consequences of poor or delayed care for people suffering from cauda equina syndrome can be extremely serious and very difficult.
You could possibly be eligible to make a claim for a cauda equina injury, if:
you have either developed cauda equina syndrome because of substandard surgical treatment
you have developed the symptoms of cauda equina syndrome and there has been a negligent delay in treating it, leading to a worse outcome.
Often a claim arises when a patient develops cauda equina symptoms, but their GP or a hospital doctor is not sufficiently alert to them. Consequently, there is a failure to perform the tests which would allow the condition to be diagnosed, so there is a delay in operating to decompress the affected nerves.
If you feel that you have a claim, please call us at Smith and Graham to arrange an appointment with our expert solicitors to discuss your case.