Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formally known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), affects approximately 1.2 million Americans. CRPS is considered a chronic condition. It can impact any part of the body, but most often impacts an arm or a leg.
Many individuals first develop CRPS after suffering injuries in a car accident, or truck accident. CRPS is hard to diagnose. Therefore, insurance adjusters often times deny that an injured person suffers from the condition.
Generally, CRPS involves an intense and burning pain that is much stronger than would be expected for type of injury suffered. The condition usually gets worse over time. CRPS begins at the point of injury; however, it can spread to the whole limb, and even to the other side of the body. Unfortunately, there is no cure from CRPS. The main treatment involves relieving the symptoms. It is a serious condition, and left untreated can lead to changes to the bone and muscle that may not be reversible.
If you have suffered a personal injury in a car accident, truck accident, or premises liability accident, and have been diagnosed as suffering from CRPS, it is more likely than not that the negligent party’s insurance company will attempt to deny the claim, or settle the claim for a very small amount of money. No one should accept less than adequate compensation for injuries resulting from the negligence of another. The truth of the matter is that the insurance companies all have attorneys working for them, and you need an attorney working for you with only one goal: to maximize the amount you recover from the insurance carrier. Contact the Montee Law Firm, for a free initial consultation. Our firm has experience fighting for the rights of people with CRPS, and we look forward to assisting you.