Sacramento Cauda Equina Syndrome Lawyer

Cauda Equina Syndrome is a relatively unknown but serious condition that may result from a severe spinal cord injury. It is a condition that requires immediate medical treatment upon onset. If you suffer from Cauda Equina Syndrome or any spinal cord injury, you deserve top-notch representation that will advocate for you and fight for the compensation you deserve.

At Eric Ratinoff Law Corp., we have proudly represented injured people for 30 years. Eric Ratinoff’s many years of experience with complex medical claims uniquely equips him to handle complicated medical malpractice claims. He works with highly credible expert witnesses and employs extensive graphic storyboards and videos to prove the claims he takes on. If you suspect your Cauda Equina Syndrome resulted from someone else’s negligence, our Sacramento Cauda Equina Syndrome lawyers may help you understand the best course of action.

What Is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

Beneath the lumbar section of the spinal cord, there is a bundle of nerve roots known as the “cauda equina.” This region controls bowel, bladder, and sexual functions. If these nerves become compressed or paralyzed, sensation and movement of the lower body may become seriously compromised. The nerve roots that control bladder and bowel functions may also become disrupted.

Doctors should consider this nerve system injury a surgical emergency, but if it is not treated promptly, it may lead to lower body paralysis and potentially permanent loss of bladder and bowel control. This condition is referred to as Cauda Equina Syndrome.

While automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, or other situations that cause compression of the spinal cord in the cauda equina region may cause Cauda Equina Syndrome, there are other known causes for the condition. Some causes that could potentially result in Cauda Equina Syndrome include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Direct trauma from a lumbar puncture
  • Spinal anesthesia errors
  • Trauma from catheters
  • High local anesthetic concentrations around the cauda equina
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated lumbar intervertebral discs
  • Misdiagnosed lumbar tumor
  • Undiagnosed ependymomas
  • Misdiagnosed metastatic cancer
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Misdiagnosis of Paget’s Disease of the bone
  • Surgical exposure to staphylococcus or tuberculosis bacteria
  • Epidural abscess (localized infection)
  • Epidural hematoma (localized bleeding) that causes pressure on the cauda equina region in the lower back

If your Cauda Equina Syndrome resulted from a spinal injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue legal action and compensation for your losses. Our Sacramento Cauda Equina Syndrome lawyers may help you identify a liable party and negotiate with insurance companies to achieve a successful outcome.

What Damages May You Recover for Your Cauda Equina Syndrome Claim?

Dealing with the aftermath of Cauda Equina Syndrome and other spinal cord injuries is extremely difficult and everyone’s experience is unique. Depending on your circumstances, you may recover the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy and other treatment costs
  • Prescribed medications
  • Assistive medical devices
  • Loss of ability to work
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life


If your Cauda Equina Syndrome resulted from medical malpractice, it’s important to note that California law caps the amount of non-economic damages you may collect. These caps have been in place for almost fifty years and do not reflect any amount of inflation. While this limits pain and suffering claims, this is only one part of the damages available to victims of medical malpractice. We can explain this further during your free consultation.

Why Should You Contact a Lawyer if You Have Cauda Equina Syndrome?

After suffering from spinal cord injuries and Cauda Equina Syndrome due to another party’s negligence, it’s important to contact a highly qualified Sacramento Cauda Equina Syndrome lawyer with experience in these types of claims. At Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, we support our clients every step of the way and handle every aspect of the claims process, including the following:

  • Conducting a detailed investigation of your claim
  • Identifying a liable party
  • Determining your claim’s worth
  • Answering your legal questions
  • Gathering evidence and important information
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Filing your claim properly
  • Listening to your story during your free consultation
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Taking your claim to court, if necessary.

Our highly qualified legal team employs numerous resources to communicate our clients’ losses. From highly credible expert witnesses to graphic storyboards and micro-documentaries, we get to the heart of every claim. We always have your best interest in mind and do everything we can to make the legal process as stress-free as possible.

Eric Ratinoff recovered $1.1 million on behalf of a man whose chiropractor failed to diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome, which then resulted in permanent paralysis. The compensation helps pay for the client’s long-term medical treatment and attendant care needs for the rest of his life.

Contact a Qualified Sacramento Cauda Equina Syndrome Attorney at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. Today

If you or someone you know has sustained Cauda Equina injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You may do this with the help of our highly qualified Sacramento Cauda Equina Syndrome attorney at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.

Attorney Eric Ratinoff offers outstanding legal representation with successful results. Throughout our 30 years of experience in the industry, our goal in every case is to recover maximum compensation on our clients’ behalf and hold the other party accountable for their careless actions. We also connect you with the resources you need to put your healing first and foremost. Give us a call at (916) 970-9100 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.