Cases Involving Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
The Zinn Law Firm has represented a number of clients over the years who suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, otherwise known as CRPS. CRPS has two types: CRPS Type I is also referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD: CRPS Type II, or Causalgia, is thought to be specifically caused by a direct insult to a nerve. CRPS is an uncommon form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome typically develops after an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. The unrelating pain that comes with CRPS has been referred to the worst form of pain known to mankind.
The attorneys at The Zinn Law Firm have represented clients who have suffered CRPS due to needle sticks, poorly performed chiropractic procedures, surgeries, as well as bicycle accidents and other injuries. CRPS is a poorly understood medical condition that nonetheless has devastating consequences for those who are unfortunate enough to contract it. Proving the cause, the nature of the harm, and indeed the very existence of CRPS for our clients with the condition, are all extremely challenging.
Over the years in representing clients with CRPS, our firm has developed relationships with some of the leading medical researchers in the field who have agreed to testify as experts in some of our cases. This has helped us maximize the chances for us to obtain fair recoveries for our clients who suffer from CRPS or RSD. It is important that if you are seeking an attorney to represent you in an injury case that has caused CRPS that you find attorneys who specialize in representing clients with this condition. A novice attorney with no experience litigating CRPS cases will likely be overwhelmed by medical experts the defendants will bring to the case who will testify that CRPS does not exist, or if it does, that the client is exaggerating his or her symptoms, and/or could not have been caused by the injuries alleged.
If you have CRPS that was caused by a medical mistake or another type of injury due to someone else’s negligence, please contact the Zinn Law Firm for a free consultation. We want to help.
Beyond your legal needs, if you or someone you know is suffering the debilitating effects of CRPS and wish to find more support from others with the same condition, we strongly recommend you contact the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA), which we have found to be a good resource for our CRPS clients, or other similar support organizations in your local area.