Kentucky and Indiana RSD Injury Attorneys
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Causalgia, is a very serious condition usually caused by relatively minor trauma. Most people do not know what Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is until it touches their lives in some way. Caused by damage to the nervous system, it is a rare condition that causes great pain and potentially the loss of functionality in the affected limb. Since RSD is often precipitated by a personal injury that may be relatively minor for which some person or organization other than the victim is responsible, this debilitating condition often motivates civil lawsuits. We can help you by providing a personal injury lawyer to pursue your case aggressively and make it possible for you to overcome RSD.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is something of a mystery to doctors even today. Though the medical community does not fully understand the exact biomechanics of this condition, its causes and effects have been identified, as well as some means of treating it. Most often, the disease develops after a personal injury that involves trauma to the nervous system. Though RSD is rare, the injury that brings it on need not be severe. Those who experience some degree of paralysis of just one side of the body following a personal injury are much more likely to suffer from the disease. We have represented people suffering from RSD for injuries as minor as a cut on the client’s finger from a chrome syrup dispenser to hyperextended fingers from a minor car accident.
Symptoms of RSD include burning pain, swelling, redness, abnormal sweating, extreme sensitivity to touch, and loss of movement in the limb affected by the injury that caused the condition. These symptoms can be excruciating and permanent if not properly treated; worse, the fact that RSD is poorly understood means that many victims are not properly diagnosed in a timely manner. The result is that many people who thought they would recover quickly after sustaining a personal injury are faced with long and debilitating treatment periods, during which they often cannot work or function as they normally would.
Contact Bach Hamilton LLP to schedule a consultation about your RSD Injury claim today.