Bringing a Cauda Equina Syndrome Compensation Claim in Ireland
You are very likely to have good grounds for bringing a compensation claim if you can prove the syndrome was caused by a third party or was not diagnosed or treated properly by medical staff. The amount of compensation you are likely to win will depend on how much pain, suffering, and loss of ability to perform normal activities you have experienced. The opinion of expert medical witnesses will also be central to your case.
Symptoms of CES that will likely be factored into your compensation award include the following:
- Severe on-going pain
- Socially unacceptable incontinence problems
- Motor weakness and sensory loss
- Paralysis or weakness of more than one nerve root that extends into the legs
- Sexual dysfunction
However, proving cauda equina syndrome is the fault of a third party or due to medical negligence can be extremely difficult. As such, it’s advisable to seek advice from a qualified injury lawyer with experience bringing cases similar to those involving CES. At McCarthy + Co, we are specialists in this area of the law and we can help you to build your case, appoint expert medical witnesses, and secure the level of compensation that you deserve for this extremely debilitating condition.
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Some links relating to this topic that you may find useful.
- Aans.org – Cauda Equina Syndrome – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
- Spinal Injuries Ireland – Catch up Chat – those with Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Karger – Demographics of Cauda Equina Syndrome
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