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Opinion  |  19:02:24
Living with cauda equina syndrome – things you might need to know.
Our spinal injury negligence team explain what you need to know if you've recently been diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome.
patient complains to doctor about cauda equina pain whilst he points to area on spinal column model
Opinion  |  03:11:23
What are the symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome?
Simon Elliman explains how a claim can be brought where a GP has failed to adequately warn a patient of the risks of cauda equina syndrome.
Doctor inspecting a set of spinal scans
Opinion  |  26:09:23
Lessons learned: A lawyer’s perspective on the new CES Pathway
A follow-up response to a recent article, by Simon Elliman exploring the new treatment pathway for Cauda Equina Syndrome (‘CES’), delivered as part of the NHS’s ‘Getting in Right First Time’ initiative.
RWk Goodman TAC Magazine - 9th Edt - Claire Thornber, Founder of the Cauda Equina Champions Charity
Opinion  |  17:08:23
In Conversation with… Claire Thornber, Founder of the Cauda Equina Champions Charity
RWK Goodman Partner and  Head of Medical Negligence Simon Elliman talks to Claire Thornber, Founder of the Cauda Equina Champions Charity to find out more about the new national pathway for diagnosing and treating Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) that was launched by Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT).
Doctor inspecting a set of spinal scans
Opinion  |  20:07:23
The new CES pathway – does it enable clinicians to get treatment right first time?
The new treatment pathway for CES, delivered as part of the NHS’s Getting It Right First Time initiative to improve care for various conditions, is a positive step forward in ensuring better outcomes for...
Person with their hand on lower back in foreground whilst doctor points at model of spinal column in background
Report  |  29:06:22
Urgent cauda equina care – have lessons been learned?
In collaboration with the Cauda Equina Champions Charity, we have conducted research that suggests there is still work to be done to improve emergency care for cauda equina syndrome so as to avoid life-changing outcomes.
Opinion  |  08:06:21
The stresses and strains of being a family carer – Tegan’s experience
Simon Elliman relays the experience of young carer Tegan, whose mother Vicky lives with cauda equina syndrome.
Opinion  |  04:02:21
For injured people, it’s vital to find time to talk about mental health
When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?
Opinion  |  12:07:19
How is cauda equina syndrome caused by negligence?
Simon Elliman, partner and head of our Medical Negligence team, helps explain when cauda equina syndrome can be caused by negligent medical treatment.
Case Study  |  04:03:19
RWK Goodman client awarded £3.4m for delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome
A man who experienced a catastrophic delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome has been awarded a lump sum of £3,400,000.
Case Study  |  30:04:12
Inadequate surgery recognised after six years
Our client, Mr S, suffered with a disc prolapse, meaning that the disc pressed on a nerve causing him significant pain in the lower half of his body. His surgery was performed by a part-time spinal surgeon who did not perform a full decompression because he was afraid to cause further damage.