Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Lawyer

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Queens Handling CRPS Court Cases & Settlements Statewide

If you’re suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as reflex sympathy dystrophy (RSD), every day can be a struggle. Chronic pain can affect your job, your relationships, your family, and your emotional well-being.

As a Queens medical malpractice lawyer, David Kates is committed to helping people with CRPS who are suffering because of the negligence of a healthcare professional.

If your condition was caused or exacerbated by substandard medical care, you may have grounds for a lawsuit to pursue financial compensation for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Lost earnings
  • And more

What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formally known as reflex sympathy dystrophy (RSD) is considered a nerve-related issue that can cause chronic pain and other symptoms in the affected part of the body, typically starting in the fingers or toes and spreading upward through the arm or leg.

What Are the Symptoms of CRPS?

Symptoms of CRPS include:

  • Constant throbbing or burning pain
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Swelling
  • Skin color, texture, and temperature changes
  • Joint swelling and stiffness
  • Muscle spasms, tremors, and weakness
  • Decreased mobility
  • Changes in nail and hair growth

These symptoms may occur in the affected part of the body, usually the arm, leg, hand, or foot. It can sometimes spread, such as to the limb on the other side of the body.

Early treatment can provide improvement, relief, and even remission, and in other cases, CRPS may resolve on its own. Some patients with CRPS find little relief and may experience symptoms for months or even years. Unfortunately, there is no cure for CRPS.

CRPS & Surgical Malpractice

CRPS is most often seen to develop after a:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Or heart attack

If you or someone you love developed CRPS after surgery, the procedure should be carefully reviewed to determine whether a mistake was made. Any form of surgical error could adversely affect a patient, and in your case, it could even be linked to CRPS.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Your Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Compensation Claim?

A thorough investigation can reveal whether the procedure was botched because of a surgeon, surgical nurse, or other medical professional failed to provide an acceptable level of care.

Failure to Diagnose/Treat CRPS

Attorney David Kates can also help if you have CRPS and your doctor failed to diagnose or treat it in a timely manner. Diagnosing chronic pain conditions can be difficult, but your doctor should take the necessary steps by reviewing your medical history, talking to you about your symptoms, and performing any relevant tests to diagnose you properly.

How Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help With Your CRPS Lawsuit & Settlement?

It is only natural to turn to a doctor first if you are suffering from CRPS; however, they are not the only professionals that can aid you during this time. CRPS often develops into a debilitating condition that requires a lifetime of ongoing medical care, which can be a very expensive proposition.

Not only that, but CRPS can have a profound effect on a person's personal and professional life. If you or someone you love has developed CRPS due to a medical professional's carelessness, you have a right to seek compensation for your associated losses.

A lawyer experienced in handling CRPS claims can help you build a case against those responsible in pursuit of full and fair compensation.

Some of the many benefits an attorney can bring to your case include:

  • Collecting and analyzing all medical records pertaining to your injury
  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Consulting with expert medical professionals to strengthen your claim
  • Increased odds of securing a higher CRPS lawsuit settlement that compensates you for the full value of your losses
  • Invaluable guidance to help you avoid costly pitfalls
  • Intimate knowledge of the law and how it applies to your case

What Is the NY Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations?

In the State of New York, injured patients have two-and-a-half years from the date of injury – or from the date that they discovered their injury was the result of malpractice – to file a medical malpractice case.

If the victim was a child, however, this statute of limitations does not start to run until the child’s 18th birthday.

It's important that you contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible as there may be specific deadlines that, if not met, may result in forfeiture of any compensation.

Contact Our Queens, NY Law Office

If you live in Queens or underwent surgery in this area, and you want to find out if you have a CRPS lawsuit or want more information about CRPS malpractice settlements, the Law Office of David A. Kates can help.

With over two decades of legal experience and a practice devoted exclusively to medical malpractice, David can take on challenging and complex CRPS court cases along with conditions whose causes are relatively unknown.

He is here to seek justice in your CRPS court case, fighting for a more stable future for you and your family.

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