Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Our Complex regional pain syndrome lawyers help victims recover compensation
Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a medical condition that can cause pain and other issues long after an injury has healed. When CRPS is the result of an injury caused by the negligence of another person, victims are not only entitled to compensation for the losses caused by the initial injury, but also those caused by CRPS.
The complex regional pain syndrome attorneys at Blair & Ramirez LLP are committed to helping victims recover compensation for their injuries and losses. Our attorneys understand how difficult CPRS can be to establish. We know what it takes to prove CPRS to insurance companies and are never afraid to take a case to trial if justice demands it. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced chronic pain lawyer in California, call our office today.
What causes CRPS?
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, CRPS is a chronic condition that causes pain, usually in one limb, after an injury. It is thought to be caused by malfunctioning or damaged nerves. Some examples of accidents that can lead to CRPS include:
CRPS can cause a variety of troubling symptoms that can significantly affect your quality of life and ability to engage in everyday tasks. In fact, in some cases, symptoms become so severe that you may not be able to go to work or live independently. Some of the more common symptoms associated with CRPS include:
- Constant pain, usually in an arm, hand, leg, or foot
- Sensitivity to touch or cold temperatures
- Changes in the skin color in the affected area
- Changes in temperature
- Changes to the texture of the skin
- Joint swelling or stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Tremors or spasms
- Loss of range of motion
- Changes to hair and nail growth in the affected area
Sometimes, CRPS symptoms clear up on their own. In other cases, they can last for months or even years, and they have even been reported to spread to other areas of the body. According to the Mayo Clinic, treatment is most likely to work when started early. If you suspect that you have CRPS, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Can you recover compensation for CRPS?
If you are dealing with CRPS after an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you are probably wondering whether you can recover compensation for your CRPS as well as the initial losses you experienced as a result of your accident. In many cases, the answer to this question is yes. People with CRPS can often recover compensation for both their economic and non-economic losses. Some examples of the losses that people with CRPS can often recover by filing a claim include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Lost quality of life
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
If you are dealing with CRPS, it is important to be aware of the fact that damages related to this complicated and poorly understood condition can be difficult to establish. For this reason, you should retain an attorney who is highly familiar with CRPS and has a successful track record of representing clients with CRPS.