Failure to Diagnose Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as reflex sympathy dystrophy (RSD), is not completely understood. Medical professionals have determined that it is a nerve-related issue that can result in pain that may begin at the extremities, the fingers or toes, and migrate through the body, gradually becoming unbearable. In addition to the pain, symptoms of CRPS include waxy skin and hypersensitivity. When these symptoms appear, it is important that treatment be rendered immediately. Early intervention may prevent the condition and the pain associated with it from becoming unbearable.
The fact that this is a relatively rare and misunderstood condition means that misdiagnosis is common. At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona, we have seen cases in which doctors and other health care professionals ignored the signs of CRPS and continued to perform surgeries, causing the condition to become intolerable. In these situations, we will take action to get compensation for the victim and to see that the negligent party is held accountable for the medical malpractice.
What Causes CRPS?
CRPS can arise in any number of circumstances. It can be the result of surgical errors. It can also arise after a surgery is performed correctly. It can be caused by serious motor vehicle accidents. It can also be caused by injuries that may otherwise seem relatively minor such as broken ankles or broken arms. The cause is not as important as the treatment.
If there is a delay in diagnosis and treatment that should not have happened, our attorneys will take action. With more than a decade of experience on our side, we know the steps to take even in these complex medical malpractice cases.
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