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Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims

If you or your family have suffered from cauda equina syndrome and received sub-standard medical treatment, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

To speak with one of our cauda equina syndrome negligence experts call 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.

What is cauda equina syndrome?

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare condition where there is severe compression of spinal nerve roots called the cauda equina (Horse's tail in Latin). Cauda equina syndrome is a surgical emergency and if not treated quickly can lead to incontinence and permanent paralysis of the legs.

What causes cauda equina syndrome?

There are several causes of cauda equina syndrome, including:
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis – narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Spinal lesions and tumors
  • Spinal infections and inflammation
  • Traumatic lumbar spine injuries
  • Spinal anaesthesia
  • Birth defects

Cauda equina syndrome signs and symptoms

The onset of cauda equina syndrome can be either acute or gradual. Common symptoms of cauda equina include:
  • Sciatica – nerve pain in the lower back and legs
  • Incontinence
  • Weakness and numbness affecting the legs
  • Saddle anesthesia - loss or altered sensations in the lower body
  • Sexual dysfunction

Cauda equina syndrome misdiagnosis

If your doctor has failed to correctly diagnose cauda equina syndrome, then you may be able to make a claim for medical negligence.

If you have been affected by negligence, our team of award-winning solicitors can react quickly and sympathetically to guide you through the process of making a claim.

Call our team of medical negligence solicitors on 0800 358 3848 or email or complete our online enquiry form.


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For a free, no obligation call with one of our medical negligence experts, please dial 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.