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What to do with your Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) diagnosis?

Suffering a personal injury such as a car accident or truck accident can result in any number of brain injuries, spine injuries, nerve injuries, or broken bones. But while most of these injuries happen at the time of the accident and heal over time, painful, debilitating, and costly complications can arise months or even years after an injury takes place. There is possibly no better example of this than Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).

RDS, also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by symptoms of persistent pain, sensitivity, redness, weakness, stiffness, sweating, burning, and swelling in one or more parts of the body. In many cases, RSD develops in a limb or body part that has been injured in the past - even if several years have elapsed. RSD is more common than many people think, with the Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America (RSDSA) reporting that one to two percent of all bone fractures will result in RSD.

Still, although RSD is common, especially among those who have had previous surgeries or injuries, it is difficult to diagnose and difficult to prove in a court of law. At Atterbury, Kammer & Studinski, S.C., we specialize in those who struggle with the complications of RSD caused by a personal injury. We understand the serious, lifelong struggle with RSD that our clients face as well as the financial burden of living with RDSD. Many RSD sufferers are not able to work and many RSD sufferers need a number of different oncoming medical treatments including muscle relaxants, painkillers, nerve blockers, physical therapy, and treatment for depression and anxiety. 

RSD can leave sufferers disabled and in financial trouble - making it extremely important that those who have been diagnosed with RSD fully understand their legal rights. If you live in Wisconsin and have RSD as the result of a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle crash, talk to an experienced Wisconsin RSD attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your accident and subsequent health conditions that can help you handle your ongoing medical bills and other RSD-related financial hardships. Contact us today to discuss your case.