Progression or Spreading of RSD/CRPS

Although every patient is different, the progression of RSD / CRPS has been generally assigned to stages. Also, it is generally accepted that RSD/CRPS can spread within the affected limb and even to other parts of the body. Although there is no medical consensus of how to categorize the pattern or extent of how the disease spreads, there are some broadly classified subgroups that consist of the following patterns:

  • Contiguous Spread – this occurs in almost all patients and involves the gradual enlargement of the affected area.
  • Independent Spread – signs and symptoms appear at distant sites not adjacent to the initial site of the injury.
  • Mirror Image Spread – signs and symptoms appear in the same area on the opposite limb or on the opposite side of the body.

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The personal injury attorneys at Belt Law Firm have successfully represented RSD/CRPS clients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. These cases involved injuries from automobile accidents (shoulder injury, ankle fracture), product malfunctions (hand crush, wrist fracture), slip and falls (knee contusion, wrist fracture), poorly performed blood draws (antecubital pain), and crush injuries (ankle, Achilles tendon).

Among the settlements we have achieved in RSD/CRPS cases are: $2,500,000 for a (AL) slip and fall case involving a woman who developed RSD after suffering a broken wrist, $1,300,000 for a (FL) case where a woman developed RSD after an improperly performed blood draw, and $800,000 for a (TN) woman who developed RSD after suffering a bruised knee due to a slip and fall in a grocery store. ...Read More

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