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What is cauda equina syndrome?

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare but serious neurological condition caused by compression of the nerves in the spinal column.

Cauda equina syndrome requires emergency surgery. If not treated urgently, it can leave an individual with permanent and devastating disabilities.

The cauda equina nerves control bladder, bowel and sexual function and damage to them can have very serious and life changing consequences. 

What are the symptoms and 'red flags' of cauda equina syndrome? 

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Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Radiating pain from other areas of the body
  • Numbness and/or weakness and/or pain in the legs
  • Loss of sensation in the buttock and pelvic region
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

Cauda equina syndrome can be difficult to diagnose because not all of the above symptoms will be experienced. The symptoms can be of varying degrees and over different timescales. 

Cauda equina syndrome is a rare condition but doctors should be aware of the "red flag" symptoms listed here and must ensure that there are no significant delays in providing medical treatment. An early diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome is vital. 

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Common cauda equina syndrome negligence claims

  • Failure to recognise symptoms of cauda equina syndrome.
  • Failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome.
  • Failure to treat cauda equina syndrome.
  • Negligent cauda equina surgery.
  • Failure to recognise post operative complications.

Our cases

We are highly experienced in successfully investigating these very complex claims. We understand how devastating cauda equina can be and what physical and emotional injuries can be sustained as a result of the syndrome.

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If you or a member of your family would like to discuss a potential claim for compensation in relation to cauda equina syndrome then please get in touch with a member of our specialist spinal injury claims team on 0800 307 7620 or email [email protected]. 

Please note that there are time limitations on making a medical negligence claim, for further information click here.

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