If you have been accidentally injured due to someone else’s negligence and your symptoms continue to persist and evolve into disproportionate pain then you may be suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Help alleviate your stress by consulting with a qualified Long Island RSD attorney at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP to see how we can fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)?
RSD (also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS) is a progressive disorder of the sympathetic nervous system that affects a part of or an entire limb and usually develops as a result of a previous injury. Victims of this condition tend to experience severe and chronic pain that is unexpected when related to the injury that was sustained. Other common symptoms include:
- Relentless burning pain
- Swelling and increased skin sensitivity
- Irregular sweat patterns on the affected area(s) and sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures
- Loss of muscular mobility, spasms, and joint stiffness
- Changes to hair/nail growth patterns and skin color on affected area(s)
Suffering from this syndrome can also lead to anxiety and depression.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Unfortunately, there is no cure or test to diagnose due to the cause of RSD being unclear. Doctors are eventually able to diagnose RSD based on the patient medical history, lab results, and clinical examination. The condition typically manifests after an injury or trauma, such as a fracture or surgery.
The earlier a doctor is able to diagnose, the better so that treatment may begin immediately. It’s possible for symptoms to go away on their own, but for others, treatment is necessary for months, years, and sometimes for the rest of their lives. Some of the various forms of treatment include physical therapy, topical analgesics, corticosteroids, spinal cord stimulation, pain medication, intrathecal drug pumps that deliver opioids and local anesthetics directly to the spinal fluid, lumbar sympathetic nerve block, and antidepressants.
How Can a Long Island RSD Lawyer Help?
If you sustained any type of injury due to the negligence of another that resulted in the contraction of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, then you will be in need of an experienced Long Island RSD attorney in order pursue full compensation.
Oftentimes your claim will be fought vigorously by the insurance company or negligent party, who will refute the existence of RSD. A Long Island personal injury attorney with experience in RSD cases will have the knowledge of how to discuss this misunderstood condition and the excruciating pain it causes with the insurance company, defense lawyers, and jury. Another critical factor to your case will be proving negligence or liability, hiring a qualified attorney as soon as you are diagnosed will allow them to do so by conducting a thorough investigation into the facts surrounding your injury.
Free Consultations for RSD Victims on Long Island
The Long Island RSD attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP have decades of combined experience handling personal injury cases like yours. We understand how complex and what a burden RSD can be physically, mentally, and financially. We will effectively handle your case in order to get you the financial recovery for all of your RSD-related expenses. Our firm works with a team of experts that will review your medical records in order to aid in our pursuit of legal action. Damages we may seek include past and future medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. We will cover all of the upfront costs associated with your personal injury claim and will only collect attorney fees once you have received payment for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation, let us help ease your suffering by getting you the compensation you deserve.