Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD, is a lifelong condition caused by neurological damage.

Symptoms include severe burning sensations, bone and skin alterations, swollen body parts, pain, spasms, and joint stiffness. If you have been diagnosed with CRPS, or believe you have a potential case, please contact an experienced Northern California complex regional pain syndrome lawyer at our firm.

Cases of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome are difficult to diagnose, as many symptoms mimic other conditions. CRPS has been seen in patients suffering from vehicle accidents, slips and falls, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, and sometimes for no discernible reason at all. Most symptoms occur near the area of the body that was injured. Our Northern California CRPS attorneys can provide referrals to ensure all clients are examined by a qualified medical professional.

GJEL specializes in RSD & CRPS Cases

We know that (RSD) reflex sympathetic dystrophy and(CRPS) complex regional pain syndrome can cause lifelong debilitating injuries with no cure. These injuries not only cause intense physical pain, but also emotional suffering.

We have recovered over $10 Million Dollars for clients who have experienced a CRPS injury. Here are the types of compensation you may be eligible to receive after an injury.

  • Past Medical Expenses
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain & Suffering

The law firm of Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey is one of California’s most experienced firms in cases involving Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. If you or a loved one has developed CRPS, contact an experienced Northern California CRPS lawyer for a free consultation.

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Legal Representation for victims of CRPS/RSD

Most Complex Regional Pain Syndrome cases are often misdiagnosed or not treated in a timely fashion, and it is important to have secondary medical examinations and tests if the symptoms persist. Our attorneys have experience in dealing with CRPS cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and can help in recovering damages suffered as a result of poor medical treatment.

Our California complex regional pain syndrome attorneys can also help in recovering monetary damages from accidents which resulted in the condition if the accident was the fault of another, and in some cases even if it wasn’t. Our clients have received payment from insurance companies and others involved to cover medical expenses, therapies, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of wages.

It is important to contact a Northern California and San Francisco CRPS lawyer from our firm as soon as possible after learning about the condition. California has many legal time limits which make it impossible to file claims after a certain period of time, which varies by case. Any delays in treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome may worsen the condition as well.

The law firm of Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey is one of the few firms with experience in lawsuits involving Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in San Francisco, and indeed California. Contact our offices today for a free, confidential evaluation of your case.

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Legs of a person suffering from CRPSRecent CRPS & RSD Settlements

GJEL Accident Attorneys has recovered over $10 Million dollars for clients that suffered from CRPS and RSD. We are recognized as expert complex regtional pain syndrome lawyers with extensive experience dealing with chronic pain and surgery cases resulting from CRPS. Here are a few of our recent verdicts & settlements from these cases:

$3.28 Million Recovered for a client with CRPS after Work Injury

Causes of CRPS Injuries

The exact cause of CRPS is not entirely understood, but it is believed to result from a malfunction in the nervous system following an injury. When the nerves are damaged or injured, they can send abnormal signals to the brain, causing severe pain and other symptoms. In some cases, CRPS may occur without any clear cause, making it even more challenging to diagnose and treat.

Symptoms of CRPS Injuries

The primary symptom of CRPS is intense, persistent pain that is disproportionate to the initial injury. This pain is often described as burning, throbbing, or shooting in nature. Other common symptoms of CRPS include:

  1. Swelling and stiffness: The affected limb may become swollen and difficult to move, leading to a limited range of motion.
  2. Changes in skin color and temperature: The skin may become discolored, appearing red, blue, or pale. Additionally, the affected area may feel warmer or colder than the surrounding skin.
  3. Changes in skin texture: The skin may become shiny, thin, or tight, and in some cases, develop excessive sweating.
  4. Hair and nail growth changes: Hair and nails in the affected area may grow faster or slower than usual.
  5. Muscle atrophy and weakness: Over time, the muscles in the affected limb may weaken and begin to waste away.
  6. Joint pain and stiffness: Joints in the affected area may become stiff and painful, further limiting mobility.

Article Written by Andy Gillin. Last Updated 03/20/2023