Have you, or a loved one, been injured in an automobile accident in the Blue Bell, Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting or Norristown, Pennsylvania areas? If so, you may have sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident. One type of injury that has lifelong health implications is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This medical condition is sometimes referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and is a chronic progressive disease that is thought to be brought on following a traumatic injury. Victims of this tragic disease often report a feeling of intense burning or pain in either an arm or a leg. Unlike typical injuries after an accident which heal (for the most part) and get better with time, CRPS / RSD can become chronic and result in lifetime pain and/or disability.
If you are currently experiencing CRPS / RSD after being the victim of a workplace accident, auto accident or slip and fall accident, speak with me, Personal Injury Attorney James V. Monaghan. Dial (610) 275-5800 for a free consultation. With many years’ experience handling accident, injury and wrongful death cases in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County I am very familiar with the science and medical background surrounding Reflex Sympathetic Disorder and am here to help.
Characteristics of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
While the specific nature of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is not completely understood, it is widely believed in the medical community to be caused by a severe or traumatic injury.
Symptoms of CRPS / RSD include:
- Intense, chronic pain
- Burning sensation that radiates from the initial injury
- Shooting pains from the point of injury
- Swelling and excessive sweating
- Unusual hair or nail growth
- Abnormally high localized skin temperature (may fluctuate)
- Skin discoloration
- Muscle spasms
- Joint stiffness resulting in reduced mobility
Most doctors agree that CRPS / RSD develops after an accident or injury. It can be brought upon by surgery as well. Experts in the medical field believe that if extensive nerve damage occurs to a specific limb or area of a limb, then CRPS / RSD may develop. Pain that people experience from this disease gets worse over time, not better. It should also be noted that CRPS / RSD generally only affects one limb, an arm or a leg. The pain associated with CRPS / RSD usually starts in a small localized area but then eventually spreads to the entire limb, leaving the victim debilitated and in incredible pain.
Lifelong Challenges For CRPS Victims
Victims who suffer from CRPS / RSD deal with pain on a daily basis. In some cases, the pain is so severe that it limits the person’s ability to perform even the most basic day to day functions that so many of us take for granted. There is currently no cure and those diagnosed with CRPS / RSD are generally prescribed pain relievers and other treatments that they must rely on for the rest of their lives.
Benefits Awarded in CRPS Claims
If you or someone close to you is currently suffering from CRPS / RSD, you’ll want the best legal representation possible in order to be fully compensated for the damages that you and your family have incurred. CRPS / RSD leaves victims debilitated and in chronic pain, and they require compensation that will reflect this fact. I am here to offer you my legal services during this trying time. With several decades of extensive litigation experience, I have the resources and skills needed to make your case a success by getting you the maximum amount of benefits and compensation for any and all compensable injuries.
Over the course of my legal career I have helped countless auto accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation victims recover millions of dollars in compensation. This fact alone illustrates that I am serious about seeking justice for injured clients.
In terms of personal injury cases my policy is that if I do not win your case, you won’t pay anything. Contact my Norristown personal injury law office today at to set up a free no-hassle, no-fee consultation. Alternatively, you can file a free case report via e-mail and I will get back to you promptly.
You may be entitled to extensive benefits and financial compensation for your injuries or your loved one’s injury. I am here to help, please call me today at (610) 275-5800. I dutifully serve those injured in the greater Philadelphia area including Doylestown, Kennett Square, Media, Norristown, Plymouth Meeting and Philadelphia.