California CRPS Lawsuit
Many cases of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and causalgia are triggered by an injury, with the majority of injuries being caused by accidents. Whenever there is an accident, someone is at fault. For a person who sustains an injury that leads to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), their life is changed forever, completely and irrevocably. In these situations, a filing a CRPS lawsuit may be that person’s best option.
From the moment a sufferer is diagnosed, their entire lifestyle changes, as well as the lifestyle of their loved ones. They require regular treatment, which can become very expensive, and often regular hospital visits as well. As anyone who has received a hospital bill is aware, the price for one night of professional care can be exorbitantly high.
If this condition was brought on by an accident in which another person is at fault, the sufferer and their family deserve compensation for the irreparable damage that has been done to their lives. California CRPS Lawsuits are often filed against the guilty party in an accident that leads to injuries, and compensation is given to the injured party. In a situation where those injuries lead to RSD or causalgia, the compensation should be many times the amount of compensation from a lesser injury.
Another case in which legal action should be taken regarding the development of CRPS is in cases of medical malpractice or misconduct. Sometimes, botched surgeries due to malpractice can lead to CRPS. In these cases, the surgeon and the hospital should be responsible for lifestyle changes and chronic pain caused by their negligence.
A person enters a hospital as well as a surgeons care in order to be cured or healed. To leave the hospital with a much larger problem is simply wrong. For that problem to have lifelong consequences including chronic and excruciating pain, the likes of which no person should have to endure, is morally reprehensible on the part of the guilty parties.
Unfortunately, due to the mystery surrounding CRPS and its unknown causes, these lawsuits tend to be far more complicated than necessary. Medical negligence or malpractice suits are always difficult due to their nature, but in the case of RSD and causalgia, the complexity is increased.
Part of the problem involves proving the surgeon or physician responsible committed some action that led to the development of CRPS. A second issue, is proving the action committed by the surgeon was improper and against accepted guidelines. If the surgery which the patient was undergoing was particularly invasive, the body could have been affected in such a way as to develop CRPS. In this case, there may have been no negligence or malpractice on the part of the surgeon.
However, this is highly unlikely. A routine surgery, no matter how invasive, should not cause the injury or an immune response that one typically associates with the onset of RSD or causalgia. In most cases of the disorder originating with a surgeon’s actions, negligence or malpractice has been involved, and legal action may be necessary to ensure that the afflicted party receives the compensation they deserve. Contact a California CRPS attorney today for more information about your CRPS lawsuit.