Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a condition that causes chronic pain that can often be debilitating. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) indicates1 that while anyone can develop CRPS, it tends of affect women more often than men and is rare in the elderly and in individuals under the age of 10. The most significant issue associated with CRPS is constant pain that can be severe and extremely uncomfortable. While the severity and duration of these symptoms can vary, in some cases it can become long-term and lead to disability. While the exact causes of CRPS are unclear, researchers believe that it is associated with nerve damage, and 90 percent of cases the condition can be clearly traced to a history of trauma or injury.
When individuals are injured in a preventable accident and develop CRPS, they are often entitled to significant financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office today at (888) 454-0801.
A variety of accidents can cause CRPS
Because the general cause of CRPS is physical trauma, almost any type of accident has the potential to lead to the condition. NINDS indicates that the most common triggers of complex regional pain syndrome include:
- Soft tissue injuries, such as bruises, burns, or cuts
- Limb immobilization
- Surgical or medical procedures
Of course, there are a wide variety of accidents that have the potential to cause these kinds of injuries, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Constructions accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Swimming pool injuries
- Recreational accidents
- Sports accidents
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Aviation accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- School and playground accidents
After an accident of any type, victims should be certain to seek medical assistance from a licensed medical professional. Failing to seek medical treatment in a timely manner may make it difficult to establish that your accident actually caused your injuries or CRPS at a later date. In addition, victims should retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Personal injury claims in Michigan are subject to a statute of limitations,2 which places a time limit on how long after an accident a victim may file a claim. As a result, any delay has the potential to jeopardize your ability to recover compensation.
Contact a Michigan pain syndrome attorney today to schedule a free case evaluation
People who are suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome often experience tremendous pain and suffering and may have a diminished quality of life. When these medical issues develop as a result of someone else’s negligence, victims can often recover significant financial compensation from the at-fault party. The experienced Michigan pain syndrome lawyers of Michigan Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping people seriously injured in preventable accidents recover for their injuries. Call our office today at (888) 454-0801 to schedule a free consultation.