Cauda Equina claims

Home - Individuals - Clinical Negligence - Cauda Equina claims

Help with Cauda Equina claims

Cauda Equina Syndrome (also known as CES) is a serious condition caused when the nerves at the bottom of the spinal cord become compressed. Cauda Equina Syndrome is considered an emergency and it requires immediate medical attention to avoid permanent damage to the nerves. Symptoms include severe back pain, incontinence, urinary retention, numbness of the thighs, groin and anus, and leg pain. Delayed treatment can cause severe leg weakness, total paralysis as well as incontinence. Our medical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim with a ‘no win no fee’ agreement and provide access to proper care and support.

What will happen when I make a Cauda Equina negligence claim?

After contacting Thomson Snell & Passmore we will arrange a free initial consultation to discuss whether there is a legal claim and what funding options are available. We usually act on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

We will undertake a forensic investigation into the management you received in the hospital, or GP surgery, using your account of what happened, and your medical records and radiological imaging. Medical experts (often consultant neurosurgeons and radiologists, sometimes emergency department consultants or GP experts) may be involved at an early stage to consider the treatment and management you received, and to advise us on the standards of care that should have been provided, and the outcome that would have been achieved with appropriate treatment. Following this initial investigation we can then advise you on the strength of your case, and give detailed advice on the next steps, which usually starts with preparing a formal letter of allegations to the relevant defendant.

How our clinical negligence solicitors can help with a Cauda Equina compensation claim

We have one of the longest established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our medical negligence solicitors have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation. The size of our clinical negligence team, and our breadth of our knowledge, means we are likely to have already succeeded in recovering compensation for a Cauda Equina clinical negligence claim that is similar in nature to yours.

  • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term
  • We will make sure your case is fully investigated
  • We will focus on your individual requirements. Giving a personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
  • We will create a team of specialist independent medical experts and a barrister with expertise in dealing with cases similar to your case
  • We will make things as easy as possible and guide you through each stage of the process
  • We can help you find out why the A&E department failed you and ensure that the same thing does not happen to somebody else.

Our accreditations

Our team has long been recognised and highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and affiliated to Action against Medical Accidents.

A number of your team members have individual accreditations and recognition in the legal directories which you can view on their profiles.

Free initial consultation

Contact one of our team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation. We will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your potential claim.

We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

Request a call back

    Call us now

    How can we help?

      Start now, get in touch