What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a pain syndrome caused by the dysfunction of the nervous system, including nerve injuries or fractures. The disease typically begins in an extremity, such as a hand or foot, and then spreads to other parts of the body. Unlike other diseases, victims will progressively feel more pain over a period of time.
At the personal injury law firm of Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C., we have extensive experience handling RSD/CRPS cases and are prepared to help clients immediately. We have the financial and legal resources to help you determine if pursuing a claim is beneficial for your particular needs.
Certain symptoms of RSD/CRPS include:
- Severe burning pain
- Pathological changes in bone and skin
- Excessive sweating
- Tissue swelling and extreme sensitivity to touch
- Joint stiffness
- Muscle spasms
- Changes in hair growth and or nail growth
Types of CRPS
Type 1 – This classification typically arises following an injury that doesn’t directly harm the nerves in the affected limb. It was formerly referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and accounts for approximately 90 percent of cases.
Type 2 – This category manifests after a specific nerve injury, previously known as causalgia.
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Unfortunately, this disease is not well understood by its victims, their families, medical professionals, insurance companies, and even the courts. Our firm has been at the forefront of developing legal claims regarding RSD/CRPS. With the help of various leading experts, we can work to help you receive compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of others that have developed into RSD/CRPS. Let us help you receive the compensation you deserve and understand what concerns you are facing.