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Can I Get Compensation for Loss of Earnings Due to CES?

Can I Get Compensation for Loss of Earnings Due to CES?

If you have been left with the effects of complete cauda equina syndrome due to medical delays, it might be possible to make a claim for compensation for your loss of earnings.

The impact of cauda equina syndrome

If your capacity to work has been reduced or completely removed due to cauda equina syndrome symptoms, you may be able to get compensation for your financial losses.

The long-term symptoms of complete cauda equina syndrome can include the following highly-debilitating effects:

  • Loss of mobility due to muscle weakness and foot drop
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Bladder incontinence

Symptoms such as these can make it extremely difficult to work in many areas of employment such as education, hospitality and care work. For some people, it may prove impossible to work at all.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosing and treating incomplete cauda equina syndrome is considered a medical emergency due to the appalling nature of the permanent symptoms if the patient does not undergo surgery before their condition deteriorates still further. Once a patient has lost bladder sensation, it is possible that surgery will not help them to recover.

If a patient's condition deteriorates due to delays by medical professionals, such as a delay in organising an MRI scan or a delay in organising surgery, it may be appropriate to make a compensation claim.

It is essential that the patient undergoes an MRI scan as promptly as possible to confirm the cause of their symptoms and, where necessary, to undergo decompression surgery within hours in order to halt the progress towards complete cauda equina syndrome.

Medical negligence

If your symptoms were missed or misinterpreted by medical professionals, leading to a delay in diagnosis and surgery, leaving you with the shocking symptoms of complete cauda equina syndrome, it may be appropriate to make a claim for compensation.

A successful compensation claim can provide recompense for your pain and suffering as well as compensating for past and future loss of earnings and any costs associated with the effects of the negligence. If you have suffered a reduction or complete loss of income due to cauda equina syndrome, you might wish to consider getting legal advice.

Getting legal advice

Glynns Solicitors has worked with numerous clients who have suffered significant loss of earnings due to complete cauda equina syndrome when they have suffered a significant delay in diagnosis or treatment.

Contact us today to talk to one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors about the possibility of making a claim for compensation.

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