Cauda equina sydnrome is a serious condition which can result in range of neurological and physical problems, depending on how quickly it is treated. Quick diagnosis and intervention is crucial in ensuring there are minimal adverse effects. If you believe that your diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome were delayed somehow, then you may have a claim for medical negligence.
Medical negligence in cauda equina cases
Cauda Equina Syndrome often requires urgent surgery to reduce pressure on the nerves at the base of the back. There is only a short window between the onset of symptoms and treatment to allow for the best chances of improvement. For information on the red flags to be aware of, see the symptoms section of the FAQs.
In some cases, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis could be a result of medical negligence and there may be compensation that you can claim. Compensation is available to support the person whose life has changed, often quite substantially.
Medical negligence compensation
The range of outcomes in Cauda Equina Syndrome cases can vary widely. Common results after surgery include:
- lower limb pain
- numbness and paralysis
- lack of bladder and bowel control
- loss of sexual function; and
- mental health issues from such changes.
Compensation aims to help people who may be dealing with these changes, physically and emotionally. This may be in the form of counselling, supportive equipment and/or specialist therapists – every situation is different.
Shine Lawyers can help
If you believe you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical neligence, get in touch with Shine via phone or the contact form below for a confidential and obligation-free consultation. We offer our cauda equina syndrome compensation claims services on a No Win, No Fee basis so you don't have to worry about out-of-pocket legal expenses.
For more information on how Shine Lawyers will handle your case, watch our simple step-by-step guide to compensation claims below.
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim..