Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS),1 also commonly referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a serious and long-lasting condition that causes chronic pain in sufferers, along with many other symptoms. Pain syndromes such as CPRS and RSD commonly develop after an individual sustains a serious traumatic injury and can prolong the pain suffered as a result of the injury. Traumatic injuries often occur in accidents that are caused by the negligence of others and, in such cases, victims of pain syndromes are entitled to compensation for their losses relating not only to their traumatic injury but to their pain syndrome, as well.
Injuries leading to pain syndrome
Every case of pain syndrome is different and CPRS can develop from many different types of injuries. These injuries commonly include the following:
- Bone fractures and breaks
- Soft tissue injuries
- Strains or sprains
- Cuts, bruises, or burns
- Needlesticks from medical treatment for injuries
- Casts and other forms of limb immobilization
While many of these injuries may seem relatively minor and may heal quickly, the resulting pain syndrome that may develop will magnify the symptoms and effects of the injury and cause pain in the victim for a much longer time. The victim will also require many additional types of treatment for the pain syndrome that they would not have otherwise required for the original injury. As a result, losses that a victim may incur can increase substantially due to medical expenses, the inability to work, physical pain, suffering, and emotional issues that can easily arise from chronic pain.
Accidents that can cause traumatic injuries
Victims can sustain traumatic injuries in many different types of accidents that are caused by the negligence of others. Some examples include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls2
- Nursing home negligence
- Sports injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Dog bites
- Accidents caused by defective products
These are, of course, only some of the many types of incidents that can result in traumatic injuries and, therefore, pain syndrome.
People who have developed RSD or CRPS pain syndrome after a preventable accident are often able to recover significant financial compensation. In many cases, people with serious cases of pain syndrome have a significantly diminished quality of life and are unable to engage in activities that they once enjoyed. As a result, it is extremely important for people affected by this condition to retain an attorney that will fight for their legal right to recover.
Contact a Michigan pain syndrome attorney today to discuss your case
The Michigan pain syndrome attorneys of Michigan Injury Lawyers have been helping people hurt by the carelessness of others since 2005 and work hard to ensure each client receives the full and just value of their claim. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (313) 438-4357.