Nerve Injuries / RSD-CRPS
When the Nervous System Is Fooled Into Feeling Pain 24/7
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic, painful nerve disorder of an extremity of the body. This debilitating condition is typically brought about by a physical trauma. The original injury such as a bone fracture in the wrist or ankle appears to heal, but the pain does not go away. The pain can be so severe that even the strongest of pain medications do not erase it. Treatment is generally a mix of pain medication and physical therapy.
RSD is a misunderstood, complicated syndrome that is frequently misdiagnosed. Lawyers need to know what they are looking for and have some familiarity with it to help a person who has this syndrome.
At The McAleer Law Firm , P.C., we have represented several clients who have seen the onset of symptoms of RSD three to four months after being injured. We generally see instances of RSD in our clients’ hands, feet, arms or legs after injury in the accident. RSD symptoms include:
- Changes in the skin at the site of the injury, such as a bluish tint, increased hair growth, or a scaly quality
- Burning pain after the bone break has healed
- Sensitivity to touch
- Swelling of tissue
Recent RSD Case Result: Charles McAleer obtained a six-figure settlement for a client who broke her wrist in a car wreck and later developed RSD in he same wrist.
For about 50 percent of the people with RSD, the pain does not go away. If you or a loved one has lingering severe pain from a car wreck or other accident due to the negligence of others, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. We understand the nature of this illness and are committed to aggressively seeking justice on your behalf.
RSD can significantly affect a person’s ability to enjoy life. We cannot undo what has been done, but an experienced attorney can help you seek financial recovery for pain and suffering. Call 404.MCALEER to arrange a free initial consultation.