Being injured due to nursing home abuse, injury, malpractice or neglect in Maryland can cause severe and life changing injuries. One very severe injury that is suffered is serious accidents is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is also 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 only gets worse and more severe.
If you are currently experiencing CRPS / RSD after you have been in an accident, speak with our experienced Maryland Nursing Home CRPS Injury Attorneys. Our knowledgeable Baltimore, Maryland nursing home injury attorneys are familiar with the science and medical background surrounding this disease and are here to help.
Etiology 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 caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents and premises liability accidents.
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
- Abnormally high localized skin temperature (may fluctuate)
- Skin discoloration
- Muscle spasms
- Join stiffness resulting in reduced mobility
Most doctors agree that CRPS / RSD develops after an accident or injury. 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. As this disease is currently still being studied, there is currently no cure and those diagnosed with CRPS / RSD are generally prescribed pain relievers that they must rely on for the rest of their lives.
Compensation 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, victims will require a compensation figure that will last with them for the rest of their lives. The seasoned personal injury lawyers at our firm are here to offer you their legal services in this incredibly trying time. With several decades of extensive litigation experience, the personal injury attorneys on our team have the skills needed to make your case a success.
Over the years our firm has helped nursing home accident, long term care facility injury and assisted living home malpractice victims recover millions of dollars in compensation. This fact alone illustrates that we are serious about seeking justice for our injured clients.
At our firm, our policy is that if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. Contact us today at to set up a free no-hassle, no-fee consultation. Alternatively, you can file a free case report via e-mail and we will get back to you promptly. You may be entitled to extensive compensation for you or loved one’s injury. We are here to help, please call or contact us today.