Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain disorder. In many cases, CRPS occurs after a person sustains an injury (such as a crush injury or a bone fracture) in a car accident, truck accident, bus accident, boat accident or work related accident. At times, the injury resulting in CRPS is relatively minor.
CRPS is characterized by extreme, debilitating pain, which is often much more severe than the original injury. The injured person’s mobility can also be significantly reduced from CRPS, as it becomes difficult to move the affected body part.
The symptoms of CRPS can also spread from one body part to another without a new injury.
There is no known cure for CRPS. There are treatment options, many of which are aimed at pain management, including the following:
- Pain Medication
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Trigger point injections
- Nerve blocks
- Epidural Injections
- Physical Therapy
COMPENSATION FOR CRPS
In Texas, a person is entitled to recover the following damages against the at-fault party for CRPS:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses (the assistance of a Life Care Planner is often needed to helps determine the cost of future medical care);
- Lost income or wages due to time away from work;
- Any property damage;
- The cost of hiring someone to do household chores while you are unable to do them;
- Any permanent disfigurement and disability;
- Emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and any interference with family relationships;
- Pain and suffering;
- Any other costs that were a direct result of your injury.
Call for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with CRPS following an accident, call the Law Offices of Alexander M. Gurevich at (713) 224-9600. We will also deal with the legal matters, so that you can concentrate on your medical treatment. If necessary, we can also help you find appropriate medical specialists to provide treatment. We may be able to arrange for your medical care providers to wait for payment until your case is resolved.
Your initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we work on a contingent fee basis. This means you pay for our services only when you receive a monetary award or recovery of funds.