Our Service For You


Relationships After Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome can result in devastating neurological complications. This can have a profound effect upon every aspect of a person’s life, including their personal relationships.

Cauda equina complications

If cauda equina syndrome is not treated quickly enough, the patient will be left with permanent neurological problems. This will vary from person to person, but most will experience:-

These complications are life-changing. A once healthy individual will suddenly face a lifetime of pain and disability, a reality that often leads to further psychological injury.

The physical and emotional injuries associated with cauda equina syndrome can impact upon every area of a person’s life. A cauda equina sufferer may no longer be able to participate in hobbies, continue to work or even travel alone. But perhaps one of the most common difficulties is the effects cauda equina syndrome can have upon relationships.

Effects upon relationships

Sadly, many cauda equina sufferers experience the breakdown of a relationship, either with a partner or a husband/wife. This is because the nature of cauda equina complications put tremendous strain upon each party, often causing them to drift apart.

For example, the cauda equina sufferer may feel embarrassed about needing to self-catheterise and may also experience a degree of faecal incontinence. This may cause the person to push their partner away.

Furthermore, if sexual function or sensation is absent, the intimate aspect of a relationship will be lost, which many couples have troubling dealing with.

The psychological injuries can also contribute towards the breakdown of a relationship, as the cauda equina sufferer may develop depression, anxiety and agoraphobia. Consequently they can no longer lead the life they once did, resulting in frustration for both parties.

And it is not just relationships with partners that can breakdown. Cauda equina sufferers also report losing touch with friends and even family, as they do not want to participate in social events due to the pain or fear of having an accident.

Cauda equina claims

If you are making a cauda equina claim, the pain and suffering you have experienced will be reflected in your compensation settlement. This includes the breakdown of any relationships that have happened as a direct result of your injuries.

To make a cauda equina claim, you must be able to establish that your injury was caused as a direct result of medical negligence. To find out if you can claim, get in touch with us today and speak to a lawyer.

Please call us free on 0800 234 3300, from a mobile click to call 01275 334030 or complete our Free Online Enquiry for a no cost, no obligation opinion.

Share Article With:

Free Cauda Equina Enquiry

Call us free on
0800 234 3300

or enter your details below and we will be pleased to answer your questions and advise you of your options.

     

    All enquiries are completely free of charge and without obligation. We are here to help you, so if you have any questions please do get in touch with us.


    What Clients Say

    I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking on J’s case, for the comprehensive advice and also for keeping us regularly updated with regard to the progress. I would not hesitate to recommend you or the firm to anyone in the future.

    Mr B

    Julie and everyone at Glynns is amazing, they have been more like friends than solicitors and have helped me no end throughout my ordeal. I have had lots of medical advice from specialists which I am eternally grateful for which was all thanks to Glynns. I have to say I will actually miss my contact with Glynns when my case is over and would not hesitate to recommend them to other people who have been through a similar thing to me.

    Ms M

    Absolutely amazing, always available to talk, always kept informed every step of the way. Very supportive, efficient and knowledgeable. Thank you.

    Ms S

    Highly recommend Glynns Solicitors. Very sensitive on personal injuries. Explained everything.

    Ms B

    The service I have received from Chris has been absolutely outstanding. He has made a traumatic and painful situation more bearable through his constant support, advice and friendliness. Thank you

    Ms A

    Lucy, thank you so much for everything over the last five and a half years, I really appreciate everything you, John, Carolynne and Abdul have done to support me and make this as painless as possible and to help me secure a fair settlement.

    Mrs M

    A wonderful, helpful service. Great advice and lots of patience, I definitely made the right decision.

    Ms D

    I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking on J’s case, for the comprehensive advice and also for keeping us regularly updated with regard to the progress. I would not hesitate to recommend you or the firm to anyone in the future.

    Mr B

    Absolutely amazing, always available to talk, always kept informed every step of the way. Very supportive, efficient and knowledgeable. Thank you.

    Ms S

    Why Choose Us?

    Over 1,000 Cauda Equina Claim enquiries handled to date

    All initial enquiries are completely free of charge and without obligation

    Specialists in Cauda Equina Claims

    We have a range of funding options for you

    Part of Glynns Solicitors - specialist medical negligence claims solicitors serving England & Wales

    Our Expertise

    Law Society Accredited

    England & Wales

    We have specialist Cauda Equina Claim Solicitors ready and waiting to help you now, wherever you are located in England or Wales.

    Map of England and Wales