Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain disorder usually resulting from an accident or injury that can last a lifetime. This debilitating medical condition often affects a single limb but can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated.

Although CRPS can be difficult to treat and diagnose, it is most likely caused by a history of trauma or an obvious physical injury. Some common symptoms include the inability to move your limbs regularly, abnormal body temperature of the affected area, stiffness in the affected limb, problems with muscle movement, changes in skin color, and constant pain that exceeds six months. Severe conditions of CRPS can also lead to harmful effects on the immune system.

Because there is no specific test designed to confirm CRPS, doctors usually diagnose patients based on their medical history and symptoms. Thus, careful examination is necessary.

The physical and emotional repercussions of medical negligence leading to CRPS can completely flip a patient’s life upside down. The chronic pain can affect their professional career, personal relationships, and cause financial burdens they may not be able to dig themselves out of.

In rare cases, CRPS can also be a result of medical negligence or malpractice. Surgical errors, operational mistakes, and misdiagnosis and treatment are all different ways a doctor could perform medical malpractice.

If you believe that you developed CRPS after receiving a surgical operation, it is recommended you seek out a personal injury lawyer or medical attorney to determine if your chronic condition was caused by medical malpractice.

However, patients suffering from CRPS without involving medical negligence may be eligible to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, if their situation follows certain qualifications. Victims of CRPS are encouraged to seek options for proper compensation to alleviate the stress and hardships of living with a long-term painful medical condition.

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