Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
A woman involved in a low speed collision accident suffers whiplash on the day of the accident, this is a relatively mild condition that most people overcome in a few days, but her pain does not decrease, instead she develops severe burning sensations, sensitivity to hot, cold, light and even touch. She is devastated as daily activities she took for granted like cleaning, showering and even moving her limbs become more and more difficult. She suffers debilitating pain and is forced to take stronger and stronger medications to function. She can no longer work and has to rely on family members to do many tasks for her.
- Severe burning pain
- Pathological changes to the skin, hair and bones (such as early osteoporosis)
- Tissue swelling
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Muscle stiffness, weakness, or atrophy secondary to severe pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can occur after relatively mild injuries such as whiplash or a sprain. Unfortunately, the mild nature of the accident or injuries often makes getting help difficult as family, friends and even some doctors may believe the victim is putting on an act or exaggerating the symptoms. Insurance companies use this to their advantage hiring their own doctors to cast doubt on a victim’s credibility.
At the Law Offices of James Morris we believe you. We have seen the tragic effects CRPS can have on a person’s life and we have fought insurance companies who claim the initial injury was too mild to result in such pain. We have made them pay for the terrible pain and suffering our clients have endured.
If you or a loved one is suffering with CRPS after an accident, I urge you to call the Law Offices of James Morris. We will fight on your side to get you the settlement you deserve. We have the experience, dedication and resources to help you through this difficult time.
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