Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

This is a chronic pain disorder that is typically limited to certain regions of the body, most often the limbs.

CRPS’s symptoms include:

  • A deep and painful burning sensation
  • Muscle wasting
  • Changes in skin colour
  • Sensitive skin
  • Changes in temperature
  • Swelling
  • Inability to move or touch affected areas without severe pain
  • Unusual growth of the hair and nails

The two types of CRPS are:

  • Type 1: where there has been no nerve damage
  • Type 2: where there has been nerve damage

CRPS usually arises after substantial trauma to a limb in an amputation, crush injury or fracture, but it can also arise after traumas such as infections, surgery and even mildly sprained ankles. It is also likely that emotional stress plays a large part in its occurrence.

Although CRPS may arise through no fault of another party, it may develop when a person suffers physical trauma due to an accident injury, subsequent to which they develop CRPS.

If the condition is not an immediate result of the fault of another, it may still be attributed to that accident if the development of the disorder can be traced directly back to the negligence and the effects of it.

Our expert panel of serious injury solicitors understand how important treatment, rehabilitation and therapy are in aiding chronic pain syndromes such as CRPS. They also recognise the need for emotional support for an injured person and their family in order to ensure that the challenging recovery process is confronted with full effort and without the need for the family to sacrifice other aspects of their life, such as education and employment.

Our specialist solicitors’ experience of serious injury compensation claims is invaluable in order that they may obtain on your behalf the compensation that you and your loved ones need to begin the rebuilding process after your injury, beginning with tailored treatment, rehabilitation and therapy.

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