RSD / CRPS is generally misunderstood in the medical community and is even more misunderstood in the legal arena.
The potential problems start early in the case when the client is being treated medically. Because RSD is often misunderstood, it is often misdiagnosed as a psychiatric or mental disorder. Therefore, in prosecuting a case involving a client with RSD / CRPS, it is critical that the victim be properly evaluated and diagnosed by RSD / CRPS specialists and experts.
Few lawyers have handled RSD cases and had experience in dealing with the medical issues involved. The evaluation of such a case involves a meticulous review of medical records and consultation with qualified specialists. The lawyer handling your case must understand the origin and progression of the disease. The lawyer must also understand the many different injury scenarios that can cause RSD/CRPS and the jurisdictions where such cases can arise.
The attorneys at Belt & Bruner, P.C. have extensive experience in representing clients afflicted with RSD/CRPS. We have successfully represented clients in RSD/CRPS cases in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. We have represented clients who have contracted RSD from a number of different injuries and involving a myriad of different legal and factual circumstances. Considering the original injury is often minor, the lawyer must understand the evolution of the disorder. We have represented RSD clients who suffered their original injury that led to their RSD diagnosis in 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).
Too often, lawyers undervalue RSD cases because they do not fully understand the extent and permanency of the disorder. The majority of RSD / CRPS afflicted persons end up on total disability and suffer enormous losses in their financial and personal lives. Because the disease is often permanent, the resulting care and treatment is expensive and lifetime medical bills alone can be staggering. It is critical that the lawyer fully understand the disease so that the client’s financial recovery can be maximized. We have recently settled cases on behalf of RSD/CRPS afflicted persons for $2,500,000 and $1,300,000 in difficult liability cases involving a slip and fall and improperly performed blood draw, respectively.
When our law firm gets involved, we try to help the RSD / CRPS afflicted client in every way possible. We often aid clients in their dealings with their own insurance company and medical providers. We try to make certain that the client is evaluated by qualified medical specialists. We personally stay abreast of the patient’s changing physical condition. Finally, we always strive to maximize the client’s financial compensation which can help ease the client’s emotional and psychological problems.
Our attorneys provide the one on one attention each client needs and deserves. If you would like to contact our law firm to work with an experienced and dedicated attorney who is passionate about working on your RSD case, please contact us for your free RSD consultation.
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