A solicitor from our medical negligence solicitor panel helped recover over £700,000 to help cover future care costs and financial losses for a client whose diagnosis and treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome was delayed.
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Cauda Equina Syndrome Compensation Claims For Delayed Diagnosis & Treatment

Cauda Equina Syndrome is caused by the compression of nerves resulting in lower back pain, bladder and bowel dysfunction, weakness and paralysis. Suffering from Cauda Equina Syndrome requires prompt and immediate treatment.

Cauda Equina Syndrome errors may arise where there has been a delay in diagnosis, delay in treatment or complete misdiagnosis of the syndrome by a GP, hospital or medical professional. Such failures may result in irreversible injuries and have grounds for a medical negligence claim.

Our panel of specialist no win no fee medical negligence solicitors have a proven track record in assisting individuals and families that have suffered from a delay in treatment of Cauda Equina, which then resulted in Cauda Equina Syndrome. Our panel has experience in fighting for an admission of liability and recovering compensation for the injury, financial losses, future care costs and more.

FAQ's - Cauda Equina Compensation & Medical Negligence


Whilst GP's, hospitals, orthopaedics and neurologists provide a high standard of care, there are instances where the necessary care and treatment is delayed or not carried out. Examples can include:

  • Failures in diagnosing symptoms of cauda equina syndrome such as severe lower back pain, numbness and weakness in one or more leg and bowel and bladder problems
  • Misdiagnosis of cauda equina with other medical conditions such as lower back pain, sciatica, urinary tract infection, spinal cysts and fibromyalgia
  • Failures in carrying out adequate tests such as blood and urine tests
  • Delay in treatment resulting in cauda equina compression
  • Failures in diagnosing factors which could have contributed to cauda equina syndrome such as a ruptured disc, spinal lesion or tumour, spinal infection, spinal stenosis and spinal injury
  • Delay in diagnosing cauda equina syndrome
  • And other types of cauda equina errors 

If cauda equina syndrome errors and mistreatment has affected the health of you or a loved one resulting in neurological damage, sensory loss and in serious cases death, our panel of medical negligence solicitors may be able to assist.


Before you decide to make a cauda equina compensation claim, our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors will provide free and confidential advice and conduct a free medical claim assessment. This will be under no obligation to use the service.

The free medical claim assessment provides clients and loved ones with an opportunity to obtain free guidance and advice to better understand their legal rights about their potential medical negligence claim. The case will also be assessed to check whether it would eligible for 'no win no fee' or 'legal aid' funding.


When settling cauda equina compensation claims, our panel of medical negligence solicitors have experience in recovering compensation and loss of earnings, as well as arranging any necessary care and services to improve the client’s quality of life. Where applicable, these may include:

  • Compensation for the Injury or Loss
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Interim Compensation Payment
  • Private Medical Treatment Costs
  • Care & Case Management Costs
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Housing Adaptation & Relocation
  • Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
  • Compensating Dependants (Spouse/Children)
  • Benefits & Financial Advice
  • Independent Medical Experts
  • Court Of Protection
  • Coroners Inquest Advice
  • Special Adapted Vehicles
  • Travel costs
  • Recovering The Legal Costs
  • Bereavement costs


In most cases, our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors act under a no win no fee agreement. This is unless the case is eligible for legal aid.

Providing you cooperate with the solicitor and do not provide misleading information, should your case fail you will not be liable to pay your solicitors legal fees

A no win no fee agreement is a very common agreement used in many types of legal claims. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors are specialist no win no fee medical negligence solicitors and over the years they have helped thousands of people throughout England & Wales pursue a no win no fee medical negligence claim.


Our panel of medical negligence solicitors and their legal support teams specialise in exclusively assisting members of the public in accessing justice for medical negligence matters.

Our specialist medical negligence solicitor panel has experience in handled the straightforward through to the more complex and serious injury medical negligence claims. Between them they have assisted thousands across England & Wales on a no win no fee basis in pursuing a medical negligence claim.

Over the years certain cases that have been settled by our panel of medical negligence solicitors have gained national media coverage. In all of these cases the solicitors have acted on a no win no fee or legal aid basis.

Please view some of our case studies.

Unsure if you are entitled to make a medical negligence claim?

Before you decide to bring a claim, our medical negligence team can carry out a confidential free claim assessment under no obligation for you to use the service.

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Cauda equina compensation claim settles for £700,000 to cover future care costs and financial losses

A member of our solicitor panel was able to secure a full and final settlement of £700,000 for a client who was initially offered £300,000 for the delayed diagnosis of cauda equina.

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