Boston Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and CRPS Claims
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), causalgia, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) are painful and debilitating disorders of the autonomic nervous system that share as a diagnostic feature the suffering of pain out of all reasonable proportion to the precipitating trauma or other cause. If you experience intense and lasting pain, especially in an arm or shoulder, accompanied by heightened skin temperature in the affected area, you might be experiencing CRPS. Contact a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer at Kenney & Conley in Braintree for a free consultation about your right to recover damages for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome following a motor vehicle accident or severe fall.
Blunt force blows characteristic of those suffered in a car accident can cause nerve lesions that can result in CRPS or the related disorders causalgia and reflex sympathy dystrophy. Sometimes, however, the condition occurs without a discernable nerve lesion. Extreme or untreated cases of CRPS and related conditions can result in muscle atrophy and immobility of the affected region.
From the standpoint of personal injury litigation, the problem with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is not that it cannot be objectively diagnosed--it can be found and identified against strict diagnostic criteria--but to prove that it resulted from a particular accident or instance of negligence for which a defendant can be held liable.
At Kenney & Conley, we understand how to establish the causal link between an accident and such damages elements as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome so that the full extent of your losses can be compensated. We commit both time and investigative resources to the proof of damages claims that go beyond the most obvious consequences of a given accident.
To learn more about your right to compensation for the extreme pain associated with CRPS or RSD, contact the Greater Boston personal injury attorneys at Kenney & Conley.