Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is an emergency medical condition caused by compression of the nerves at the end of the spinal cord (known as the cauda equina nerves). Surgical decompression is emergently required because time is of the essence with Cauda Equina Syndrome and is a condition where hours and days can make a difference because the compression can kill the nerves. The condition can be marked by classic signs including bilateral leg numbness, incontinence, saddle anesthesia and can come upon a person after trauma or spontaneously. Raynes McCarty has secured millions of dollars on behalf of clients who were patients who presented to emergency rooms and hospitals and to their physicians with Cauda Equina Syndrome who went undiagnosed and untreated for a period of time which left them with severe neurologic impairment including paralysis.
$2,000,000 Settlement for Inappropriate Administration of Blood Thinner Medication Following Spinal Surgery
The use of a blood thinner was contraindicated following the type of spinal surgery that Anthony had and the medication caused the development of an epidural hematoma, bleeding that compressed his spinal cord.
$5,000,000 Settlement for Mistreated Back Injury
Marta wrenched her back and went to two different Philadelphia-area emergency rooms with complaints of severe pain.