Failure To Diagnose And Treat Cauda Equina Syndrome

Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyer Protects What Matters Most - You

More than a few Oregon doctors have been known to dismiss a patient's complaint of back pain rather than accurately assess the situation through a thorough examination or testing.

If this has happened to you, and your untreated or undiagnosed cauda equina syndrome became a permanent disability - a condition marked by loss of bowel and bladder control or even paralysis - you have rights that must be protected.

My Law Office of Robert A. Miller is here to protect those rights in Eugene, Greater Portland and throughout Oregon.

I am trial attorney Robert Miller. I have displayed proven legal skills, utmost compassion for my clients' situations and a recognized reputation for results during my more than 35 years of trial experience as a medical malpractice lawyer. I know how doctors and hospitals are often unwilling to deal with patients regarding something that has gone wrong with a diagnosis - or the lack of it. My in-depth investigation of how you were treated as a patient produces the answers and facts I need - facts that a hospital's insurance company cannot deny.

As your medical malpractice attorney, I work hard to win the maximum financial compensation you deserve, so you can deal with lost income from time off the job, medical expenses in an era of skyrocketing health care costs, and the pain and suffering caused by medical negligence. Contact my Eugene law firm today to arrange your free initial consultation. Call: 541-359-4331. You can also e-mail me. Please tell us if you need to be visited at your home or hospital room.

The Law Office Of Robert A. Miller - Decades Of Experience, Reputation For Results

The cauda equina consists of a bundle of nerves at the base of the spine that, when compressed, cause severe pain in the lower back and buttocks, and down the back of the legs. Over time, symptoms may increase to include loss of sensitivity or numbness in the groin, muscle weakness in the legs and incontinence.

Cauda equina syndrome can result from a number of causes, including:

If untreated, the compressed nerves can be damaged or cease to function. When this occurs, cauda equina syndrome can lead to serious injury, permanent disability or death.

Your doctor is trained to recognize symptoms of cauda equina syndrome. He or she knows that certain tests should be conducted and treatments prescribed. When trusted health care professionals fail to follow these protocols and training fundamentals, the delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can have a permanent negative impact on you.

At the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, I believe that too many patient disabilities, catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths have resulted from medical negligence in Oregon. I have always been dedicated to holding medical professionals accountable for their carelessness. We protect what matters most - you.

To discuss your doctor's failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome, call my law office in Eugene at 541-359-4331 or contact us online with an e-mail.

Our law firm handles all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis - you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.