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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can be extremely difficult to diagnose. While CRPS can stem from an illness, it most often is caused by nerve damage that can stem from instances of medical malpractice.
If you are suffering from chronic pain after an accident, speak to experienced physician and California CRPS attorney Gerald Sugarman. He is ready to put his more than 30 years of medical and legal experience to use for you.
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Signs and Symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
The causes of CRPS can generally be described based on the type of CRPS you have:
- CRPS Type I: Also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), CRPS Type I usually results after a trauma that does not directly damage any nerves.
- CRPS Type II: Previously known as causalgia, CRPS Type II is most often caused by a direct nerve injury.
The symptoms of CRPS do not vary greatly by type, however. Individuals with CRPS often exhibit the following signs and symptoms:
- Presence of burning pain even when sitting still
- Changes in skin color
- Weakness in the affected limb
- Change in hair or nail growth
If you are exhibiting these or other symptoms relating to chronic pain, reach out to an attorney who understands medical malpractice law in addition to understanding the practice of medicine. Please note, our firm only take on substantial injury cases that result in permanent injury. The statutes of limitations for these kinds of lawsuits are one year from the date of the incident for adults and eight years for a newborn.
Dr. Sugarman Has the Experience You Need to Understand Your Symptoms
Dr. Gerald Sugarman has worked as a physician as well as a lawyer. His practical experience and first-hand knowledge of medicine can be an invaluable asset in your medical malpractice case. He will seek a settlement and pursue compensation for you in court for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and any lost wages you may have incurred since your trauma.
When Your Pain Won't Go Away, Speak to a Lawyer With a Medical Background
Seek answers and legal assistance by talking to Dr. Gerald Sugarman, Attorney at Law. Call 805-473-4739 or 800-657-1165 or e-mail us to schedule your free initial consultation.
For more information:
- Classifications of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Read RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Article
Clinical Practice Guidelines for RSD/CRPS
International Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: A Reappraisal
Dr. Wilfrid Janig and Michael Stanton-Hicks, Editors
- American Family Physician, Volume 56, Number 9, December 1997