Monmouth County Med Mal Lawyers
Representing clients suffering from Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome most commonly results from a disc pressing on the nerves at the base of the spine causing pain, loss of feeling in the lower back, leg weakness and other debilitating symptoms. If the condition is not treated quickly and appropriately, irreparable nerve damage can also cause bowel and bladder problems as well as lifelong sexual dysfunction. The surgical treatment of an acute nerve compression is usually regarded as a medical emergency due to the potential for serious permanent damage if treatment is delayed. This surgery is highly technical and complex. When this treatment is delayed or managed poorly, the patient may face a lifetime of:
- Sensory abnormalities
- Bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction
If your diagnosis or procedure was delayed or mistakes were made in the procedure, you may have the right to sue for damages. If you need quality legal services from an effective legal team, contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for a consultation.
You may be entitled to financial damages
If your physician didn’t recognize your symptoms and delayed necessary treatment, you have a right to compensation and damages. The sooner Cauda Equina Syndrome is diagnosed and treated, the greater the likelihood that one will recover without having to endure lifelong symptoms. However, when the condition goes undiagnosed, it’s possible that necessary surgery is delayed or even not recommended by the physician. Surgical intervention by a competent neurosurgeon should, in appropriate cases, occur at the first possible opportunity to prevent long-term damage. If there is a delay in diagnosing Cauda Equina Syndrome, the condition can be permanent, leaving the person disabled. For these patients, life will never be the same. The symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome can include severe pain and limited mobility. It can also affect one’s ability to work and earn a living.
Contact an effective law firm with medical malpractice experience
Our experienced attorneys at Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. are extremely knowledgeable about Cauda Equina Syndrome and its effects on those who were not diagnosed in time or suffered from a failed surgical procedure. We have been very successful in representing people who are enduring lifelong symptoms because their symptoms were not properly recognized and left untreated. Don’t hesitate to make a call to find out how a Cauda Equina Syndrome attorney at Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. can help you. We will fight on your behalf in an effort to make sure you are financially compensated for your injuries. If you need an effective and passionate legal team to represent your needs, contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for a consultation today.