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Establishing if you have a case for making a compensation claim depends on whether our expert lawyers can show that there was a breach of the duty owed to you by the doctors or surgeons involved.
We need to prove that doctors failed to diagnose or delayed diagnosis of a conditions, such as a prolapsed disc, that lead to cauda equina syndrome meaning you did not get the appropriate treatment in time. GPs who miss signs of cauda equina or failed to refer you for further investigations may also be considered negligent. Surgeons who made avoidable errors or delayed spinal surgery may similarly have neglected their duty of care towards you.
The standard of that proof we need in these cases is ‘the balance of probability' i.e. a greater than 50% likelihood that it was those failures that were directly responsible for the injuries and actual physical harm you suffered.
There are time limits within which you can claim so whatever your circumstances you should contact Access Legal as soon as is practicable. We can give you free initial advice about whether a claim is possible and establish what additional treatments you may require to help you deal with the future.
Cauda equina claims are challenging, lengthy and complex. The first thing to do is to contact an expert law firm like Access Legal which specialises in this sort of work and can advise you if you have a case that is likely to succeed.