RSD and CRPS Lawyer
If you or a family member suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) caused by medical malpractice or third party negligence, New York personal injury lawyers at Edelmen, Krasin and Jaye will examine the details of your case to determine if you have grounds for seeking legal compensation.
This incapacitating neurological condition, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), may develop unexpectedly following sudden trauma. Doctors are still scrutinizing causes for this rare disorder of the sympathetic nervous system, which is marked by extreme and chronic pain. Victims of this unusual condition may go misdiagnosed and, sadly, are frequently accused of exaggerating their symptoms.
New York RSD attorneys
Serving New York residents since 1952, the personal injury law firm of Edelmen, Krasin and Jaye is investigating potential RSD and CRPS lawsuits on behalf of victims. With decades of experience handling malpractice and personal injury cases, we understand the emotional, physical and economic tolls placed on individuals who are experiencing symptoms of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
If you suspect your RSD is a result of medical mistakes or a negligent accident, you and your loved ones deserve to be fully compensated for all related losses. Our RSD attorneys in NY offer free consultations, in which we’ll analyze the circumstances of your injury to determine if you’re entitled to financial reparations for medical bills, lost income and other non-economic losses.
Facts about RSD/CRPS
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome has many different aliases, and is also referred to as the shoulder-hand syndrome, Algodystrophy, Causalgia Syndrome and Sudeck’s atrophy.
CRPS plagues victims with symptoms such as:
- Extreme burning sensation and a deep aching pain in the limbs
- Dry, scaly and shiny skin that is prone to ulcers, rashes and pustules
- Coarse hair and brittle nails
- Edema (swelling) that is painful
- Reduced mobility caused by stiff joints
- Involuntary tremors
- Incapacitating muscle cramps
- Radiating pain that spreads from the initial injury site
RSD symptoms typically occur in three stages: acute (within the first three months), dystrophic (months 3-6) and atrophic (after 6 months). By the second stage, sufferers of CRPS usually have muscle atrophy and stiffness along with indications of early osteoporosis.
While the medical community is still uncertain as to the exact mechanism of RSD development, there are many possible causes.
Causes of RSD include:
- Catastrophic injury, such as a fall or car accident
- Shoulder Problems
- Nerve entrapment
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Radiation therapy
- Certain barbiturate drugs
The development of RSD is normally associated with trauma or complications with surgery, but the disorder is so uncommon that other underlying causes are still being investigated. Heart disease, spinal cord problems, cerebral lesions and repetitive motion disorders have also been linked to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Given the disabling nature of the condition, individuals with RSD often require ongoing medical treatment and are unable to work.
Those who are suffering the effects of this neurological condition need the advice, compassion and representation of an attorney who understands the devastating impact of RSD, and can effectively document its existence and financial consequences. A pivotal factor in determining if one has valid grounds for filing an RSD lawsuit is whether the injury can be traced backed to the wrongful or negligent act of another party. If negligence or malpractice is responsible for your condition, Edelmen, Krasin and Jaye will fight for your rights to the compensation you deserve.
Recovering from RSD
Depending on the severity and duration of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, treatment options may range from anti-inflammatories and nerve blocks to implantation of spinal cord stimulation devices. RSD sufferers are more likely to respond well to treatments when the condition is caught early through MRI scans and X-ray testing. Many find relief with a combination of medication, physical therapy and nerve treatment, though each case is different. Since there is no known cure for RSD, patients are often prone to depression, anxiety and a sense of desperation or hopelessness. However, individuals afflicted with this condition need not suffer alone – help is just a phone call away.
The lawyers of Edelmen, Krasin and Jaye have successfully represented clients who are enduring the stress and monetary strains of RSD / CRPS. Utilizing our team of medical experts and veteran investigators, we will attempt to secure monetary damages to fairly compensate you for your losses. Our legal professionals will handle all communications with insurance carriers and healthcare providers, and will do our best to maximize the value of your case.
A favorable jury verdict or pretrial settlement may net victims compensation for:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Speak to RSD, CRPS lawyers in New York
If you recently had surgery or were harmed in a workplace or car accident and your injuries have resulted in an RSD / CRPS diagnosis, you need the guidance and legal expertise of NYC personal injury lawyers at EKJ Law.
You don’t have to face these hurdles alone. Long Island and New York City residents are encouraged to contact our offices to discuss their situation and options for pursuing a personal injury lawsuit in New York. Over the past 25 years, we’ve procured more than $500 million on behalf of our clients. Substantial financial recovery will not only ease your physical and emotional burdens, it may help bring a sense of justice.
We invite you to call 1-800-469-7429 to schedule a no-charge case evaluation today.
- WebMD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, http://www.webmd.com/brain/reflex-sympathetic-dystrophy-syndrome
- NINDS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet, http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm
- Mayo Clinic, Complex regional pain syndrome, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20022844
- Medicine.Net, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS), http://www.medicinenet.com/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy_syndrome/article.htm