What Factors Affect Cauda Equina Syndrome Compensation Amounts?
Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare, emergency medical condition that occurs when the bundle of nerves at the base of the spinal cord becomes compressed. CES often results from an injury or as a complication after surgery and it is […]
Cauda Equina Syndrome and Depression
The cauda equina is a bundle of nerves located at the base of the spinal cord. The structure resembles a horse’s tail (hence the name) and contains the nerves that run from the base of the spinal cord into the […]
Is It Cauda Equina Syndrome, Arachnoiditis or Both?
A timely and correct diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome or arachnoiditis is vital if the patient is to get the medical treatment they require. Unfortunately, delays in treatment can occur because these two conditions share many of the same symptoms. […]
Life Hacks to Help You Cope With Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a serious medical condition that occurs when the cauda equina nerves located at the base of the spine become damaged. Symptoms of CES can include loss of bladder and bowel control, paralysis and chronic pain. […]
Is a Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Medical Error Always a Medical Malpractice Case?
When a doctor fails to provide a patient with the proper standard of care — say, by misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a serious medical condition — and causes injury to that patient, the patient has a right to seek […]
Diagnosing Partial Cauda Equina Syndrome Before It Becomes Complete Is Critical to a Patient’s Chances of Recovery
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a serious medical condition that occurs when the nerves that make up the cauda equina become compressed as a result of a disease or injury. This compression can damage the nerves, leading to nerve dysfunction. […]
Acute vs Gradual Onsets of Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a rare, but serious medical condition that occurs when the cauda equina, a bundle of nerves located in the lower back at the base of the spine, becomes damaged. Symptoms can include severe pain in […]
UK Adopts New Guidelines for “Red Flags” Pointing to Cauda Equina Syndrome
In response to the growing costs of settling Cauda Equina Syndrome related litigation, the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently adopted new guidelines to help physicians correctly diagnose the symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome when […]
Foot Drop and Cauda Equina Syndrome
Foot drop, or drop foot, happens due to muscle or nerve damage. People with foot drop can’t flex their foot upwards. As a result, their foot drags along the ground while they walk. Foot drop is most often diagnosed by […]
DEA Seeks to Limit the Use of Opioids Among Patients With Cauda Equina Syndrome and Other Painful Conditions
Patients with Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) and other chronic pain conditions who rely on opioid medications to relieve their pain have been caught in the middle of the government’s recently declared “war” on opioids. CES occurs when pressure is applied […]