Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Rochester Personal Injury Lawyers, Representing CRPS Victims in Buffalo & Beyond
At times, what is thought to have been a minor injury may develop into the very serious and life-altering condition, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). This can present a number of challenges for victims of auto accidents and other incidents who initially were not diagnosed with “serious injuries,” meaning they were not able to file a claim for compensation under New York auto accident law.
At Faraci Lange, LLP, we have been representing victims who have sustained severe injuries as a result of another's negligence for the last 52+ years. This includes victims of car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions who develop CRPS after first believing they only suffered minor injuries. Our highly accredited attorneys and award-winning law firm has what it takes to help you navigate the process of seeking fair compensation for your damages.
What Is CRPS?
Complex regional pain syndrome is typically 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 three to six 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
CRPS often develops after a seemingly 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 Is CRPS Treated & 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, LLP Help?
With the help of our registered nurses and our past experience in 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, LLP, we have been successfully representing people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own for over 52 years. We have the resources and expertise to analyze and prosecute complex medical cases, including those involving persons suffering from CRPS. Our Rochester personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions you may have with compassion and dedicated, one-on-one attention.
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