Answers To Your Questions
At Pfaff & Gill, Ltd. Trial Lawyers in Chicago, our lawyers have a track record of handling cases. Here are frequently asked questions we receive regarding and potential .
What is ?
is the group of roots that are located at the base of the tailbone. means “horse’s tail.” The send signals to the brain regarding the lower extremities and the .
What is ?
is a that occurs when a or roots are damaged or disrupted.
What causes ?
Damage to the lower spine or is a common cause of . Herniated discs are one example. A wide range of events can damage the lower spine and and cause , including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Gunshot wounds
- Tumors on the
- Inflammation in the
- Infection in the
- Failure to properly diagnose or treat a
- Spinal (bleeding)
- Herniated discs in lumbar spine
A . error by a also can cause
What are ?
The most common symptom of is the retention of urine. When a is damaged, it can result in the brain not receiving the signal that the is full. Other include:
- Weakness in the lower body
- in the back or legs
- Saddle anesthesia
- Urinary retention or incontinence
- Loss of rectal tone
How is diagnosed and treated?
Diagnosis of can include medical exam, review of patient history and an MRI.
New onset of is a medical emergency that requires . Failure to timely diagnose and treat can cause serious and permanent neurological .
What are the possible long-term effects of ?
If timely treatment is not received, a patient can suffer could result in the patient needing to a catheter to empty the . Lengthy rehabilitation to bring the back to health might also be necessary. Emotional/psychological effects from can be extremely challenging. in the form of neurological .
Can a lawsuit be brought for ?
If the or made it worse, then proceeding with a legal with a is a possibility. If the victim has a legitimate , then recovering is a potential result. of another party or parties (a , for example) caused
How To Contact A
If you or a loved one has suffered from or is experiencing , you may have a . Contact a at Pfaff & Gill, Ltd. Trial Lawyers in Chicago for answers to your questions. Call our attorneys at 312-638-2407 or send us an email through our website. Our lawyers have more than 75 years of combined experience with . We serve clients nationwide.