Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but serious medical condition that requires immediate lifesaving treatment.
The effects of failing to implement urgent treatment can be devastating for the patient and result in paralysis, compromised bowel &/or bladder control, sexual dysfunction, mobility difficulties and numerous other neurological and physical difficulties.
Cases surrounding Cauda Equina Syndrome are complex and lengthy. However, here at Michael Lewin Solicitors we have the expertise in this area to make bringing about a claim as easy and pain free as possible allowing our clients to concentrate on rehabilitation.
We operate from offices in Leeds, but help claimants in all of England and Wales. Rest assured, your case will be in good hands.
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What Is Cauda Equina?
The nerves at the base of the spine are known as the Cauda Equina and provide sensory and motor functions to the lower limbs, bladder, bowel, genitals and rectum. When the Cauda Equina becomes damaged as a result of a lower back condition urgent surgery will be required to relieve the pressure before nerve damage takes a hold and is permanent.
Symptoms Of Cauda Equina?
Cauda Equina Syndrome arises when the Cauda Equina (nerves at the base of the spine) become compressed, crushed or damaged. Cauda Equina syndrome is a medical emergency in which the patient will require immediate spinal decompression surgery to relieve the pressure placed upon the nerves.
Symptoms Of Cauda Equina Syndrome?
The compression of the nerves often causes patients to experience one or more of the following:
- Increased lower back pain.
- Numbness in the groin and lower limbs
- Pins and needles sensations or electric shock sensations in the legs
- Bladder difficulties including urgency, frequency or incompetence.
- Bowel incontinence
Delay In Diagnosis/Treatment
Immediate diagnosis and treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome is paramount to the success of the treatment. Early intervention can result in complete resolution of symptoms; however delays can be devastating. The longer you have been deprived of treatment the more damage that will be caused to the nerves and may result in permanent irreversible damage.
If you consider that there was a delay in implementing treatment then you may be eligible to bring about a claim for compensation. Our specialist team are on hand to discuss your treatment with you and advice further as to what your choices are.
Why Choose Michael Lewin Solicitors?
If you or a family member have been injured as a result of poor medical treatment or advice the next important stage is finding a Solicitor who understands you and what you have been through as well as a good solicitor who understands the complex area of law surrounding medical negligence.
Here at Michael Lewin Solicitors we pride ourselves on the high level of expertise and exceptional service we provide to all of our clients.
We make all of our clients the following 5 promises:
Free Initial Advice – Our dedicated team are there to help you and answer any questions you may have. We always offer a free, no obligation initial advice to anyone who considers that they may have been affected by medical negligence. So if you’re not sure whether you have a claim or not, call us and let us talk you through it.
Exceptional Client Care – OUR CLIENTS COME FIRST. This is the ethos our dedicated team of medical negligence lawyers work by. We understand that our clients have been through a difficult and traumatic time and we pride ourselves on aiming to make the claims process as easy as possible. We treat all of our clients with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion, we ensure that we are approachable and available to speak to when our client needs us.
We are Specialists – The specialist medical negligence team have years of experience handling medical negligence claims and are supported by external independent medical and nursing professionals and expert counsel. We aim to ensure that your claim is investigated thoroughly and properly and that no stone is left unturned.
We mean Business – We are persistent and determined and are not afraid to take on large establishments. If the evidence is in your favour we will not rest until you have the justice and compensation that you deserve.
We strive to be the best – We are proud of the fact that the majority of cases we pursue are successful and this is due to our hard work, determination and specialist knowledge in this area of law. As a team, we continuously want to improve and extend our knowledge to make sure that:- our clients are satisfied; that we are up to date with changes in this area of law; and that we are the best that we can be.
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