Navigating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Lawsuits
For more than 90 years, the Beaumont personal injury law firm Gilbert Adams Law Offices has devoted its practice to advocating for those who have experienced injuries due to the negligence or misconduct of others. One specific type of injury that frequently arises from traumatic injuries is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This condition is often misunderstood and underdiagnosed, but it can lead to significant changes, impairment and pain in a person’s life following an injury. This blog post aims to provide some clarity on CRPS and how it pertains to personal injury lawsuits.
Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain condition that typically affects one limb, usually after an injury. Formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or “RSD,” this painful condition affecting the sympathetic nervous system was discussed with some of the injuries sustained by civil war soldiers. The pain experienced is often disproportionate to the severity of the initial injury. The condition is caused by damage or malfunction in the peripheral and central nervous systems. Symptoms can include persistent severe pain, swelling, changes in skin color and temperature, and heightened sensitivity to touch. CRPS can have a life-altering impact leading to disability, depression, and related conditions.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from a Legal Perspective
When CRPS develops as a result of an injury caused by another party’s negligence, it becomes a legal concern that a personal injury attorney can and should address. Such instances can occur following a car crash, workplace mishap, fall or following any traumatic injury and sometimes even surgery made necessary by the original injury. Cases involving CRPS are categorized under personal injury law, wherein affected individuals can pursue a lawsuit seeking damages for these types of painful conditions arising from the original injury or traumatic insult.
The Intricacies of CRPS Cases
Cases involving CRPS can be challenging for several reasons. First, the nature of the condition is complicated, and diagnosis can be challenging, sometimes as a result of misdiagnosis. Secondly, the subjective nature of the pain and suffering associated with CRPS can make it difficult to quantify in a lawsuit.
Establishing Liability and Damages
As with any personal injury case, lawsuits involving CRPS entail establishing legal responsibility or liability and then proving the damages arising from the injuries, functional impairment or loss, and other residuals or limitations brought about by the accident This involves demonstrating that another party’s negligence caused the injury and showing the nature and extent of pain, suffering, limitation and loss due to CRPS. Evidence like witness testimonies, medical records, accident reports, and expert opinions can help to build a strong case.
Contact Gilbert Adams Law Offices for a Free Consultation
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a debilitating and serious condition that can be managed but is generally a permanent condition. When it is the result of another party’s negligence, victims deserve justice. Beaumont personal injury law firm Gilbert Adams Law Offices is dedicated to guiding victims through the legal process and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one is suffering from CRPS due to another party’s negligence, remember that help is available. Reaching out to Gilbert Adams Law Offices offers an opportunity to discuss the case and explore legal options. Your fight becomes our fight.