Well, how does one introduce a Syndrome, that is not a disease or a viral bacterial infection but a rare disorder?
Cauda Equina Syndrome changes lives, friendships, relationships, and marriages. It affects the whole
family, friends,and work colleagues. The problem is before now veryone I know believed it might be
contagious, deadly, how come I have it got and they have never heard of it. Simple it is a rare disorder.
There are over 7000 rare diseases or disorders registered with N.O.R.D., EURORDIS, NZORD, CES
FOUNDATION, CESSG and CESUK, worldwide and there is more appearing every
day, of which CES (Cauda Equina Syndrome) is mentioned as of 2019. We take that one
step further, and, on the survey, and statistics released by the Medical Associations we have listed in
(Section Four of the Book )– it ranks high up in the list of surgical misadventures registered.
Now put that into a global sense in 2017 on the world census there were 7.53 billion people. Cauda
Equina Syndrome on a global scale taking into account it is on the list out of over 7000 registered
rare diseases appprox, the figures we have Cauda Equina Syndrome affects 1 in 38,306,112
people globally, and comes from 15 out of 20 surgical misadventures which means that there are
1 in 28,306,112 people who suffer from this hideous disorder, remember this is globally, in New Zealand the
population is 5,000,000 as at May 2020.
There are 17 registered sufferers here that means 1 in every 294,657 is a CES sufferer maximum pay-out for
a sufferer is $135,000, but that is only if you are 80%+ incapacitated as per AMA 4 under The
Accident Compensation Corporation.
To continue the United Kingdom 50%+ incapacitated or whole body affected as per AMA 4 has the
most sufferers of CES registered globally with record pay-outs in the millions the latest as at
March 2019 was €7,567,967 (Euro). The population of 66,040,000 in 2017, the number of registered
CES persons is 6,897, that means 1 in every 9,575 people suffer from Cauda Equina Syndrome. I show these
figures, not only how rare this disorder is but also the inconsistencies in the retribution and compensation against
hospitals and insurers as well as surgeons, concerning this disease.
Unfortunately, the American Medical Association was hesitant about releasing figures but through
the American legal system and Legal Societies, John Hopkins Hospital & Medicine and Mayo Clinic, as
well as “EURODIS” organisation figures were made available, there are approx. 21,786 cases awaiting court action
for CES in 27 states. The figures that you see here are as close as one can get to the truth of this disorder. In the
USA 327.2 million (2018), 1 in 76,983 approx. suffer from CES. The ensuing Parts and Chapters (within the book) are to
show what this disease is about and how it as stated rips families apart. I will not go into the full statistics here but you will
see that Your local doctor, in all honesty, has probably never heard of CES or know anything about it. The worst part is
most Orthopaedic surgeons unless specialising on the spine and its various disorders are in the same category.
They either know nothing or never heard of it or know a little but not enough to recognise the RED FLAGS which are the
first signs of this disorder and should not be ignored. The author is a classic example of 11 months of trips back and forth to
the emergency department before a surgeon decided to do an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and found I had
problems with L4, L5, and S1.