Cauda Equina Syndrome
Beneath the lumbar section of the spinal cord where the spinal cord terminates there is a bundle of nerve roots that control bowel, bladder and sexual functions. This region is known as the "cauda equina." When these nerves are compressed and paralyzed, sensation and movement of the lower body can become seriously compromised, and nerve roots that control bladder and bowel functions are disrupted.
Damage to this bundle of nerves can produce what's known as "Cauda Equina Syndrome." It is a very serious condition that requires early treatment to be managed properly. Considered a surgical emergency, if it is not treated promptly it can lead to permanent loss of bladder and bowel control, as well as paralysis of the legs.
Causes of Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Direct trauma from lumbar puncture
- Spinal anesthesia errors
- Trauma from catheters
- High local anesthetic concentrations around the cauda equina
- Spinal Stenosis
- Inflammatory conditions
- Tumors and lesions
PROVEN RESULTS: $1.1 Million Failure to Diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome
Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff recovered $1.1 million in a chiropractic malpractice case in which the plaintiff’s chiropractor failed to diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome, resulting in permanent paralysis. The compensation will pay for the client’s long term medical treatment and attendant care needs for the rest of his life.
Contact an Experienced Cauda Equina Personal Injury Lawyer
The spinal cord injury lawyers at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff have successfully resolved numerous medical lawsuits, including medical malpractice resulting in Cauda Equina Syndrome. We understand the hardship this condition creates and our first concern is for the patient's privacy and well being.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s negligent, careless, or intentional acts, that person or company should be held accountable. The personal injury attorneys at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff have the medical knowledge, experience and resources needed to evaluate and handle your case. Fill out and submit the contact form on this page for a free and confidential case evaluation, or call us toll-free at (888) 285-3333.