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How Do I Sue the NHS for Sexual Problems due to Cauda Equina Syndrome?

How Do I Sue the NHS for Sexual Problems due to Cauda Equina Syndrome?

Cauda equina syndrome can cause a wide-range of distressing and debilitating symptoms. If these are thought to be due to medical negligence, it may be appropriate to make a claim for compensation.

Cauda equina syndrome symptoms

A patient with complete cauda equina syndrome may experience some or all of the following problems on a permanent basis:

  • Loss of bowel function leading to incontinence
  • Loss of bladder function leading to incontinence
  • Loss of sexual function and sensation
  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of feeling in the saddle area between the legs and around the anus

If the patient loses sexual function due to the nerve damage of cauda equina syndrome, it can be destructive to personal relationships and self-confidence.

It may be appropriate to make a claim for compensation if evidence suggests that, had medical professionals acted differently, the patient would not have suffered this shocking outcome.

Negligence and cauda equina syndrome

Medical professionals may be regarded as having contributed to the patient's physical problems if they failed to recognise the symptoms of cauda equina syndrome and make a referral for investigation in a timely manner.

Timing of surgery in cauda equina syndrome is absolutely crucial to the determining the patient's outcome.

  • If the patient visits their GP with possible symptoms of cauda equina syndrome and does not receive a referral for an MRI scan, the relevant medical professional may be regarded as having acted negligently
  • If the patient's symptoms do not warrant an MRI referral but do, nonetheless, indicate that they may go on to develop this appalling condition, it is vital that the patient is warned of the red flag symptoms. If this does not happen, the medical professional may be regarded as negligent.

If delays in investigation make no difference to the patient's outcome, it is unlikely to be appropriate to make a claim for compensation.

However, if the patient's symptoms deteriorate during the period of a medical delay, their long-term prognosis may be significantly worse and a compensation claim might be a helpful way forward.

Medical negligence

If you or a loved one are suffering from loss of sexual function due to a delay in diagnosing and treating cauda equina syndrome, contact Glynns to talk to a specialist medical negligence solicitor.

We have supported numerous clients in pursuing highly-successful compensation claims for negligence in diagnosing this appalling condition.

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