Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but very serious condition. Cauda Equina Syndrome requires emergency surgery to stop the spinal stenosis and to avoid permanent injury and complications. Any type of misdiagnosis or delay in treatment can lead to permanent disability.
Therefore, Central Florida doctors and hospitals must err on the side of caution to rule out Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) when a patient presents with symptoms.
When patients present themselves with spinal stenosis symptoms, a CT scan or an MRI should be ordered to rule out Cauda Equina Syndrome. If doctors failed to order the right tests, they could misdiagnose CES, which would lead to treatment delay. Treatment delays can worsen the patient’s situation 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. Attorney Ryan Young of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier and Sos is a medical malpractice attorney handling cases like this and is located right here in Orlando.
Are You Eligible for 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 compensation 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.
- a progressively worse neurological decline.
Negligence may also be alleged if:
- test results were misread.
- your complete medical history was not taken into consideration.
- 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?
Do you believe that the Central Florida physicians or hospital at which you were treated missed a Cauda Equina Syndrome diagnosis? Do you think that the missed diagnosis led to delayed treatment?
Malpractice attorney Ryan Young specializes in cases involving spinal stenosis and CES, and will thoroughly investigate your claims to determine if you could have a case.
To learn more about pursuing a Cauda Equina Syndrome medical malpractice case, contact Ryan Young of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier and Sos by calling 407-244-3000 or schedule a free consultation online.