is caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal and can lead to spinal stenosis. The condition is rare but serious. Prompt and accurate diagnosis by Florida physicians is extremely effective in treating the condition, but delayed treatment can be devastating to patients.
The initial problems associated with Cauda Equina Syndrome include loss of bowel or bladder control, numbness, weakness, and or severe pain in the pelvis, genitals, buttocks, legs or feet. If Cauda Equina Syndrome is diagnosed, the treatment is immediate surgery to relieve nerve compression. Without treatment, permanent paralysis can occur.
CES is so dangerous because by time the patient experiences symptoms, nerve damage is already occurring and must be stopped quickly to prevent further irreversible damage.
Florida hospitals and doctors are trained to recognize Cauda Equina Syndrome as a medical emergency. Unfortunately, the symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome can mimic those of other conditions and all too often patients are sent away with a treatment plan that simply does not work.
Whether the attending physician isn’t familiar with Cauda Equina Syndrome or doesn’t ask the right questions of the patient, misdiagnosis can and does occur.
Substandard care like this is a costly mistake. Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosing this type of spinal stenosis can lead to physical, emotional, and financial loss and suffering for both the patient and his/her family.
In some cases, patients suffer severe, lifelong, debilitating and life-changing damage due to missed diagnoses and delayed treatment related to Cauda Equina Syndrome. These injuries and the entire situation surrounding them may be grounds for a medical malpractice or negligence claim and Florida law allows such lawsuits to proceed.
The only way to find out if you have grounds for a medical malpractice or negligence claim is to consult with a Cauda Equina Syndrome attorney. Orlando medical malpractice lawyer, Jeff Badgley, Esq. specializes in complex cases such as these, helping families obtain compensation for the injuries they’ve sustained due to medical negligence.
Contact Badgley Law Group to speak with a Central Florida lawyer today. We promise personal attention from our Orlando attorney from the moment we meet along with an independent investigation of the facts of your situation so we can determine the best course of action.
To learn more about pursuing a Cauda Equina Syndrome medical malpractice case, contact our Orlando lawyer, Jeff Badgley Esq. at Badgley Law Group by calling 407-781-0420 or scheduling a free consultation online.
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