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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Personal Injury Cases

By McGee, Lerer & Associates  Nov. 4, 2013 2:49p

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that sometimes occurs in individuals after some type of injury or trauma. This condition generally affects a limb, such as an arm, leg, hand, or foot and is characterized by chronic pain. The pain may be mild or severe and constant, resulting in a debilitating condition. Different kinds of pain also characterize this condition, including burning sensations, the feeling of "pins and needles," and a squeezing sensation of the affected body part. The pain may often start at the site of the injury and spread further, sometimes crossing over onto the other side of the body. The affected body part is often ultra-sensitive to even the lightest touch which causes pain. Other symptoms can include changes in the temperature, skin color, and texture of the affected area, swelling in the area, stiffness in joints in the area, loss of mobility of the affected area, and tics, tremors, or jerking of the body part. All of these symptoms can make motion of the affected area extremely painful, limited, or impossible.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states that the exact cause of CRPS is unknown. Some people who are injured never develop the condition while others do. In an overwhelming majority of those who do develop the condition, however, a definite injury or trauma can be identified as a causal factor. Common incidents which seem to trigger this condition are fractures, sprains, strains, and soft tissue injuries, such as burns, bruises, and cuts. All of these are typical injuries in car crashes, slip and fall incidents, and other scenarios which form the basis of personal injury claims and lawsuits. The underlying cause of CRPS seems to be damage to the peripheral and central nervous systems associated with such injuries.

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Some people who are injured in negligence-based accidents and incidents will develop the extremely painful conditions of CRPS. When severe, this condition can make it impossible for the individual to work and may require extensive and ongoing medical treatment. All of this can lead to loss of income, increased medical expenses, as well as the losses connected with pain and suffering.

If you have been diagnosed with CRPS following an injury accident, it is vital that you seek competent legal assistance to discuss your options and rights. McGee, Lerer & Associates is a well-respected personal injury firm based in Long Beach that works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing until the firm wins your case. The firm's legal team has extensive experience handling claims for legal compensation following all kinds of accidents and incidents, from car accidents to dog bites, nursing home abuse, product liability, premises liability, and more. Lead attorneys McGee and Lerer have focused their entire careers in this field of law. Let them use their experience, skills, and total commitment to your cause. Contact the firm for a free consultation today.

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