If you have severe pain to your arms or legs, you may have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS. This is a serious condition, usually caused by some form of damage to the nervous system. If you have this condition, you may feel pain or burning sensation, muscle weakness or sensitivity to touch. The affected area may also have a slight change in color or a loss of hair.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Explained
CRPS is very difficult to diagnose. Doctors often mistake this condition for something else or simply think that their patients are exaggerating their symptoms. It is also very difficult to treat. People who suffer from this disease often feel lonely, frustrated or embarrassed. At times they find comfort with support groups.
CRPS can be caused by a specific accident, such as striking your hands against the ground when trying to protect yourself from a fall. It can also be caused by constant and repetitive motion. The injury does not have to be serious. For these reasons, CRPS injuries are often part of work-related injury claims. If you have CRPS that was caused by a work injuryor exposure, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
An Experienced Attorney Can Help After a Crash
Sometimes, even the safest drivers can find themselves involved in a car accident due to the behavior of an aggressive driver. In those situations, the aggressive driver can be held responsible and made to pay for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
In Alaska, accident victims can rely on attorney Ben Crittenden to help. As a personal injury lawyer, Ben has worked hard to make sure his clients’ voices are heard and they are able to obtain the maximum amount of compensation. Every accident victim deserves the chance to recover as fully as possible, and Ben is here to help you meet that goal. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in an accident because of an aggressive driver, take a moment to fill out the contact form on this page, or request a free copy of Ben’s book, A Guide to Car Accident Claims in Alaska, to learn more about your rights.