At Faraci Lange, we have been representing victims who have sustained severe injuries as a result of another’s negligence for the last 45 years.
At times, what is thought to have been a minor injury may develop into the very serious and life altering Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
What is CRPS?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is often caused by trauma to the extremities which can often happen as the result of a car accident. CRPS is a chronic painful and progressive neurological condition that affects the skin, muscles, joints and bones. This condition typically develops following an injury to the arms, hands, legs or feet.
Symptoms of CRPS
CRPS is characterized by skin discoloration, burning pain, excessive sweating, tissue swelling, sensitivity to touch or cold and loss of muscle strength. These conditions can spread to other parts of the body. If CRSP lasts longer than 3 to 6 months, it can cause worse symptoms such as trouble moving the body part that has CRPS, extremities that curl in, and sore, tight muscles.
Causes of CRPS
This pain syndrome often times develops after a relatively minor injury to an arm or leg. However the injury is much more severe and lasts much longer than would normally be expected, and may in fact be a permanent condition.
Although CRPS can occur at any age, it usually affects people between the ages of 40 and 60.
How do you treat CRPS? Are there any cures?
Currently, there is no cure for CRPS. Treatment is simply aimed at controlling or reducing the severity of the symptoms with injections, physical therapy, medications and devices to help stop nerve signals of pain. When people deal with continuous and constant pain that interferes with their daily life, they typically develop depression, and require psychological or cognitive behavior therapy.
How can Faraci Lange help?
With the help of our registered nurses and our past experience with representing persons who have been severely injured, we are able to effectively communicate the nature of this condition and its life altering impact on our clients to the insurance carrier and to the jury. This helps us in achieving our goal of obtaining the best potential outcome for our clients.
At Faraci Lange, we have been successfully representing people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own for over 45 years. We have the resources and expertise to analyze and prosecute complex medical cases such as persons suffering from CRPS. If you or somebody you care about suffers from this very difficult condition as a result of another’s negligence, please call us at (585) 325-5150, or fill out the contact us form on this website.