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Cauda Equina Syndrome

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Olive Lewin consistently gets good results for clients with her "thorough and professional" approach. – Chambers UK - independent guide to the legal profession

Olive Lewin, a specialist clinical negligence partner settled a claim for compensation on behalf of a client with Cauda Equina Syndrome for a substantial sum. Her client was left with saddle anaesthesia, numbness on the back of both thighs, and weakness in the right leg.  Her client is also doubly incontinent.

Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) occurs when the nerves within the spinal canal have been damaged. As a result, the nerves supplying the muscles of the legs, bladder, bowel and genitals do not function properly. Patients experience numbness, loss of sensation and pain in the legs, buttocks and pelvic region to varying degrees. The damage is usually permanent.

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