Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but very serious condition, requiring emergency surgery to stop the spinal stenosis and avoid permanent injury and complications. Any type of misdiagnosis or delay in treatment can lead to permanent disability. For that reason, Central Florida doctors and hospitals must err on the side of caution and do everything possible to rule out Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) when a patient presents with symptoms.
When patients present with spinal stenosis symptoms, a CT scan or MRI should be ordered to rule out Cauda Equina Syndrome. If doctors fail to order the right tests, they can misdiagnosis CES for something else, which leads to a delay of treatment. When that happens, the patient inevitably gets worse and his or her chances of fully recovering from CES dwindle.
Fortunately, patients may have legal recourse in the event of delayed treatment or misdiagnosed Cauda Equina Syndrome with help from our Cauda Equina Syndrome medical malpractice attorney in Orlando.
How To Determine If You Have A Cauda Equina Syndrome Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
A Cauda Equina Syndrome medical malpractice lawsuit seeks to secure compensation for patients whose lives have been adversely affected by their treatment or lack of treatment for CES. Recoveries often include monies for pain and suffering, disability, loss of earnings, medical expenses, and more.
You may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit if you presented with the above-mentioned symptoms and were not given radiology exams despite:
- increasing pain and numbness.
- a history of a bulging or a herniated disc.
- progressively worse neurological decline.
Negligence may also be alleged if:
- Test results were misread.
- Your complete medical history was not taken.
- Key questions related to numbness, bladder function, or other lower extremity issues were not asked.
- Prompt surgical intervention was not undertaken despite evidence suggesting its need.
Did You Experience A Delay In Cauda Equina Syndrome Treatment That Led To Permanent Disability?
If you believe that the Orlando physicians or hospital at which you were treated missed a Cauda Equina Syndrome diagnosis and that the missed diagnosis led to delayed treatment, contact The Badgley Law Group. Our medical malpractice attorney specializes in cases involving spinal stenosis and CES and will thoroughly investigate your claims to determine if you have a case.
To learn more about pursuing a Cauda Equina Syndrome medical malpractice case, contact Jeff Badgley Esq. at Badgley Law Group by calling 407-781-0420 or scheduling a free consultation online.