What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?
Sometimes referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a condition that results in chronic pain due to nerve damage. Contrary to what some people may believe, this is not a mental condition of the victim’s pain being “in their head,” but a very real physical ailment that is caused by injuries that affect the nerves.
RSD can be caused by an injury that directly affects the nerves (such as auto accidents or other blunt-force injuries) or can develop over time from other lingering injuries and physical conditions (such as carpal tunnel syndrome or severe arthritis).
Symptoms and effects of RSD can include:
- Pain that starts out mild but grows more serious
- Swelling, tenderness, or redness
- Skin changes such as hardening or thickening
- Bone deterioration (sometimes leading to osteoporosis)
- Loss of motor function
These symptoms can begin in a localized area after an injury but spread to other areas of the body as time goes on. Increased pain or loss of mobility can result in significant disability. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury and subsequently developed RSD, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Your best option is to consult with an attorney regarding your case.
How Skilled Attorneys Can Help
Trying to move forward in life after a significant injury is difficult enough. Taking the appropriate steps to pursue legal action to obtain compensation for your injury on your own is another level of complication and frustration. Rather than attempting the journey alone, let a knowledgeable team of personal injury attorneys lead the way.
Our team will get to know you and your unique story as we explore the legal options that are available to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve. From our free initial consultation, through every stage of the legal process, until you reach the completion of your claim, we will be by your side to offer sound counsel, skilled direction, and aggressive representation on your behalf.
Having experienced attorneys on your side can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. You don’t have to go through this alone. Lean on us and let us guide you as you seek the most favorable result available to you.