J&Y Law is a premier personal injury practice serving clients throughout the state of California. We have a proven history of helping our clients obtain compensation for all types of injuries and illnesses, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
CRPS is often caused by accidents and surgical mistakes arising from negligence, which makes it crucial to have proper legal representation. Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of your chronic pain and work to hold the negligent party accountable. Knowing that living with CRPS can be an overwhelming physical, emotional and financial burden, we will fight for the compensation you deserve.
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), often referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain condition that primarily affects the victim’s arms, legs, and feet. CRPS is believed to be caused by the body’s abnormal response to an injury as a result of damage to either the central or peripheral nervous system.
In particular, CRPS has been linked to injuries arising from:
There are two types of CRPS. Type 1 CRPS is chronic pain that arises from an injury to the arms or legs after an accident while Type 2 CRPS is caused by a direct nerve injury, often due to surgical mistakes. In both types, the pain is typically persistent and severe, disproportionate to the original injury.
Symptoms of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
Because there are no specific tests to diagnose CRPS, the disease is especially dangerous; failing to treat CRPS may cause it to spread to other parts of the body. Doctors typically make a CRPS diagnosis after symptoms have persisted for a prolonged period of time, such as:
- Prolonged pain or a burning sensation in the arms, legs, and feet
- Stiffness or swelling of the joints
- Decreased mobility of the affected region
- Muscle spasms
- Heightened sensitivity or temperature
- Changes in skin color or texture
- Changes in hair or nail growth
Currently, there is no known cure for CRPS. Instead, doctors recommend a variety of treatments, including nerve blocks, pain medications, physical therapy and pain management. In any event, failure to diagnose and treat CRPS in the early stages can lead to permanent damage including deterioration of the skin, bones and muscles.
If you have been suffering from chronic pain after an accident or surgical procedure, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Once you have begun managing the symptoms of CRPS, contact the personal injury attorneys at J&Y Law. We have the skills and resources to pursue a successful CRPS lawsuit on your behalf.
As mentioned above, CRPS can be caused by accidents and surgical mistakes. If you have experienced chronic pain after being injured in a car accident that was not your fault, we will pursue a personal injury claim against the other driver and his/her insurance company. Although insurers attempt to settle claims for as little money as possible, we will leverage our negotiating and trial skills to help you obtain the full value of your claim.
If your CRPS is the result of nerve damage that was directly caused by a surgical mistake, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. To have a valid claim, you must be able to show that the surgeon deviated from the appropriate standard of care — the type of care that a reasonably skilled doctor would have provided under the same circumstances.
Given the difficulties with diagnosing CRPS, establishing negligence can be complicated — insurers are juries are reluctant to associate injuries with the disease. This is where J&Y Law can help. Our legal team routinely collaborates with a respected network of medical experts who can provide information and testimony in CRPS cases.
We will work to identify the cause of your chronic pain, demonstrate the other party’s negligence, and help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. If your CRPS claim prevails, you can recover damages such as lost wages, past and future medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact Our Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome Attorneys
Chronic pain can be physically and emotionally debilitating, which will not only affect the victim but family members as well. If you are suffering from CRPS, you may feel hopeless and afraid. Remember, J&Y Law is here to help. Our experienced attorneys will offer you knowledge, compassion and powerful representation when you need it most.
We have a proven history of achieving successful outcomes inside and outside of the courtroom, having recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. At J&Y Law, we handle all CRPS lawsuits on a contingency basis, which means that you pay nothing to us until we recover for you. Please contact our team today for a free evaluation of your case.