The critical factor in determining whether or not you have a case related to your RSD / CRPS is whether or not the RSD was caused by the wrongful or negligent act of another party or by a defective product. If your RSD was caused by a traumatic injury resulting from an accident of some type (motor vehicle accident, defective product, slip and fall, etc..) , then you may have a legal claim against whoever or whatever caused the traumatic injury, as long as fault was involved.
As to surgery induced RSD/CRPS, you likely do not have a claim against your surgeon or medical provider. RSD/CRPS is a well recognized complication of surgery and is not evidence in and of itself of any fault or negligence by the surgeon. We have been contacted many times by potential clients who contracted RSD/CRPS after surgery. These are not cases that this firm will take unless the surgery was caused by someone’s wrongful or negligent act. In other words, we have only taken cases when the client was harmed by an underlying accident or defective product and that original harm caused the need for the surgery in the first place. In this context, the original wrongdoer can be held liable for the RSD/CRPS even though the actual cause of the disorder was the surgery. We have never taken a case when the sole contention as to the cause of the RSD/CRPS was the surgery itself.
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