Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims

Cauda Equina Syndrome should be investigated urgently with investigations such as MRI scans, CT scans and bladder control tests being carried out. Decompression surgery may also be required to prevent permanent nerve damage.

If there is a delay in diagnosing Cauda Equina Syndrome it may cause permanent damage. It is therefore vital that symptoms are investigated as soon as possible.


Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare disorder where the nerves at the lower end of the spine become compressed. This may cause people to experience symptoms such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Weakness or numbness in both legs
  • Problems with bladder and bowel function
  • Sexual Dysfunction
Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims


Who do you claim against?

Medical negligence claims can be made against GP surgeries, Trusts and other organisations.  Trusts are National Health Service organisations that manage hospitals. They carry indemnity to provide financial cover for this type of claim, so we would usually deal with NHS Resolution (an organisation providing claims management service to NHS Trusts), rather than an individual hospital or doctor when bringing a claim for Cauda Equina Syndrome.

How do I bring a successful claim regarding Cauda Equina Syndrome?

We will need to prove that there has been a negligent delay in diagnosing or treating your condition.  Our specialist solicitors will help investigate what went on, and find out whether there was any delay in your diagnosis or treatment.

How do I prove the Delay in Diagnosis has affected me?

You must be able to show that the delay in diagnosing Cauda Equina Syndrome led to some form of additional injury or harm.  We will do this by obtaining your medical records and carrying out an investigation into your concerns.  This might include instructing independent expert witnesses to comment on the treatment you’ve received, and the effect thereof.

How long do I have to claim? Is there a time limit?

In medical negligence, the law allows you three years to bring a claim. This three-year time period begins from the date of the alleged negligence. However, in some cases, the three-year period may start later. It is therefore best to contact one of our lawyers before determining whether you are out of time to bring a claim.

How much will it cost me to bring a claim?

This will depend on the individual circumstances of your case, but in every case we look to fund a claim in the most cost-effective way possible and choose the best method of funding for any client. The most common way of funding a claim is by a Conditional Fee Agreement, better known as a ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreement, where (as long as you keep to the terms of your funding agreement) you don’t pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. We could also act for you under an existing policy of insurance that you might have in place. We would discuss this in more detail at the beginning of your case and advise you as to what funding method is best for you.

How can Waldrons help?

Here at Waldrons Solicitors, we have an experienced team of Lawyers who are dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for you. We aim to investigate any concerns and find out exactly what has happened, with the aid of leading medical experts. We will assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve.


As well as telephone consultations, we offer in-person meetings and home visits to make this experience as stress-free as possible.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
Local We have offices across the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Cheltenham.
Accredited Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Accreditation.
Complaints We will help you make a complaint completely free of charge.
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