Sunday, October 26, 2008

Description of Cauda Equina Syndrome & Grounds For Lawsuit

Here's more about cauda equina syndrome. It pretty much explains what my symptoms are, and problems with both the sacrum /or a ruptured lumbar disc are the main causes. And I have X-ray or diagnostics that show the vertebrae or disc that's displaced in my lower lumbar region. I'm pretty sure it's a vertebrae, but if so, the disc was also affected.

Anyway, these things all explain why I have partial urinary retention and why I also have problems with incontinence.

It says in this article that surgery should be performed as soon as it happens, so it should have been operated on when I was still in the hospital, after delivery. Because they did nothing, I have a worse chance of recovery, and surgery is still indicated, but it's a major surgery.

These doctors in Wenatchee had a massive, massive lawsuit on their hands, and they knew it. I believe they already knew what the problem was, and they didn't want diagnostics to prove it, because they knew they were going to be in over their heads. Then they retaliated and went after my character, "mental stability", and my son.

I not ONLY have the fracture sacrum, which can cause cauda equina in 50% of cases when it's a certain type of fracture, I have evidence of lumbar fractures and displacement to my lower spine, which is also a leading cause of cauda equina. I still have symptoms and the same problems. And I've not had a surgery for it.

Like I've said, if my damages are this great, now imagine what my poor son went through, and how he was made to suffer unnecessarily.

I think I may still have grounds for a lawsuit, depending upon what the laws are governing "reasonable discovery" of my injuries and their cause. I didn't know fully, because I was prevented from getting medical records to prove what happened. So I'm going to ask a lawyer. I may be able to prove conspiracy to cover this up too, I don't know, because there is so much they did to try to prevent me from getting medical help, I may be able to prove this through all the excessive attempts they made to cover and refuse things like a simple X-ray.

I need a surgery to repair cauda equina, to repair prolapse, and who knows what else. At least those two things. How will I pay for it if the people responsible do not? They are liable, and they knew what they were doing, in taking my son so I had to focus on this instead.

And Wenatchee CPS can eat crow and go to hell for their part in this.

By the way, this is why more English majors should go to medical school. Those who excell in analysis of literature tend towards investigative fields in government positions, and can be excellent at figuring out medical problems because of their feel for research, reading, and analysis. They can put 2 and 2 together. Which is why medical schools are now turning their attention to those with such undergraduate majors.

I'm, frankly, so disgusted this morning, by realizing all these things that should have been taken care of, and what they were trying to cover up, I don't know if I can write more TTSOMLs until later tonight. I will have to work up to it. I need to find a lawyer and see if I can still sue for anything. These people should be sued, if not for damages, for what they did to me in harassing me to cover this up. And I just found out about that. They made false allegations to CPS to prevent me and my son from getting medical care and getting a lawyer to sue them with.

If the FBI and Catholic church lawyers, or law enforcement (I was told the state might have the technology) wasn't responsible for what happened to me and my son out in the orchard, then it was the medical professionals, or they collaborated. They all had sufficient motive and I was starting to find out about things.

Maybe I can work on some TTSOMLs, but I need a break to breathe and walk. These people put me and my son through hell and I hope a jury cares more than they did, and Wenatchee CPS is responsible for covering up my damages and my son's damages as well, and claiming I "did" something to him. There were zero grounds for his removal and it was entirely based on slander by people I was going to sue.

Cauda equina syndrome
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Cauda equina syndrome
Classification and external resources

Cauda equina and filum terminale seen from behind.
ICD-10 G83.4
ICD-9 344.6
DiseasesDB 31115
eMedicine emerg/85 orthoped/39
MeSH C10.668.829.800.750.700
Cauda equina syndrome is a serious neurologic condition in which there is acute loss of function of the neurologic elements (nerve roots) of the spinal canal below the termination (conus) of the spinal cord.
1 Causes
2 Signs
3 Treatment/management
4 Prognosis
5 References
6 External links

After the conus the canal contains a mass of nerves (the cauda equina - "'['horse tail']'" - branches off the lower end of the spinal cord and contains the nerve roots from L1-5 and S1-5. The nerve roots from L4-S4 join in the sacral plexus which affects the sciatic nerve ) which travels caudally (toward the feet).
Any lesion which compresses or disturbs the function of the cauda equina may disable the nerves although the most common is a central disc prolapse.
Metastatic disease should be suspected in every patient with weight loss and cauda equina syndrome.[1]

Signs include weakness of the muscles innervated by the compressed roots (often paraplegia), sphincter weaknesses causing urinary retention and post-void residual incontinence as assessed by catheterizing after the patient has voided. Also, there may be decreased rectal tone; sexual dysfunction; saddle anesthesia; bilateral leg pain and weakness; and bilateral absence of ankle reflexes. Pain may, however, be wholly absent; the patient may complain only of lack of bladder control and of saddle-anaesthesia, and may walk into the consulting-room.
Diagnosis is usually confirmed by an MRI scan or CT scan, depending on availability. If cauda equina syndrome exists, surgery is an option depending on the etiology discovered and the patient's candidacy for major spine surgery.

The management of true cauda equina syndrome frequently involves surgical decompression.
Cauda equina syndrome of sudden onset is regarded as a medical emergency. Surgical decompression by means of laminectomy or other approaches may be undertaken within 48 hours of symptoms developing if a compressive lesion, e.g. ruptured disc, epidural abscess, tumor or hematoma is demonstrated. This treatment may significantly improve the chance that long-term neurological damage will be avoided. There are, however, no evidence-based medical standards that address the question of ultra-early versus delayed (48 hours) surgical decompression in cauda equina syndrome due to ruptured lumbar disc.

The prognosis for complete recovery is dependent upon many factors. The most important of these factors is the severity and duration of compression upon the damaged nerve(s). As a general rule the longer the interval of time before intervention to remove the compression causing nerve damage the greater the damage caused to the nerve(s).
Damage can be so severe and/or prolonged that nerve regrowth is impossible. In such cases the nerve damage will be permanent. In cases where the nerve(s) has been damaged but is still capable of regrowth, recovery time is widely variable. Quick surgical intervention can lead to complete recovery almost immediately afterward. Delayed or severe nerve damage can mean up to several years recovery time because nerve growth is exceptionally slow.

^ Walid MS, Ajjan M, Johnston KW, Robinson JS. (2008). "Cauda Equina Syndrome--Think of Cancer". The Permanente Journal. 12 (2): 48–51. ISSN 1552-5767.
[edit]External links

06-093c. at Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Home Edition
Duke Orthopedics cauda_equina_syndrome
Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support
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Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes (G80-G83, 342-344)

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