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Facts About Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a painful neurological condition that affects the skin, muscles, joints, and bones. Find out more about RSD.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a painful neurological condition that affects the skin, muscles, joints, and bones. Read below for some quick facts about RSD and how to diagnose it.

Free RSD Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and was subsequently diagnosed with RSD, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the problem?

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is also commonly referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It is estimated that between 200,000 and 1.2 million Americans suffer from this condition. The successful treatment of RSD is aided by early diagnosis, however misdiagnosis is quite common. It is estimated that individuals with RSD often see an average of five doctors before their condition is properly diagnosed.

RSD is a chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects the skin, muscles, joints, and bones. The syndrome usually develops in an injured limb, such as a broken leg, following surgery. However, many cases of RSD involve only a minor injury, such as a sprain. In certain cases, no precipitating event can be identified.

RSD/CRPS is characterized by varying degrees of burning pain, excessive sweating, swelling, and sensitivity to touch. Pain may begin in one area or limb and then spread to other limbs. In some cases, symptoms of RSD/CRPS diminish for a period of time and then appear with a new injury.

Two types of RSD/CRPS have been defined:

  • Type 1—without nerve injury
  • Type 2 (formerly called causalgia)—with nerve injury

Both types of RSD/CRPS share the same signs and symptoms.

Do I have an RSD/CRPS Lawsuit?

The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in RSD lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

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