Sometimes, the results of an accident can manifest in very unusual ways. Injuries may surface weeks or months after the initial accident. It is important to have these new symptoms checked out right away by a doctor, and also to notify your personal injury attorney of these new developments. If you have not contacted an attorney about the accident, this is another reason you should seek out legal advice about recovering compensation for the catastrophic injuries you have sustained.
At Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in North Haven, Connecticut, we help accident victims who have developed chronic pain syndrome as a result of injuries sustained in crashes, collisions and other types of incidents. We are familiar with handling claims involving reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), chronic pain and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). If you have been involved in an accident that results in a chronic pain syndrome diagnosis, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Difficult To Define And Difficult To Diagnose
Chronic pain syndrome is difficult to define and difficult to diagnose because the symptoms may present differently in different people. In many of these cases, there is an underlying orthopedic injury that includes trauma to the bones that have been injured. The resulting pain that is associated with chronic pain syndrome is primarily neurological, although it can also be psychological as well. The brain may continue to signal pain in the area that has already healed, sending the victim mixed messages and constant discomfort that can be very difficult to pinpoint and treat.
Also, as part of the healing process from the original physical injuries sustained there may also be an abnormal healing response such as changes in skin tone and color, as well as the skin also becoming shiny and red. The limbs affected may also get cold.
There may also be complications from casts being applied to limbs such as skin irritation, infection and additional prolonged pain. Someone with cast complications may also feel numbness or tingling in that limb. If their injuries and complications are not properly assessed in a timely matter by a medical professional, there may be a resulting medical malpractice claim that should be filed as well.
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Our lawyers are here to make sure that every condition you have that results from an accident is properly examined, discovered and treated in a timely matter. Chronic pain syndrome can turn into a lifelong battle; we are here to help you prevent that or to make sure you are compensated accordingly in this part of your medical diagnosis from your accident. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your condition and how we can help you.