After an injury such as a broken bone, an injured person and his or her doctors may believe that time will heal and pain will soon be a thing of the past. Sometimes this is the case. Surgery and/or time in a cast to heal often means that the medical crisis is over.
Unfortunately, some accident victims do not find the pain relief that they expected even after a bone has fused back together during a reasonable recovery time. Some patients suffer from lingering pain caused by reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). These are chronic pain conditions that can be debilitating and may even render a sufferer unable to return to work or enjoy life as before.
Some sufferers become dependent on narcotic painkillers, which tend to lose effectiveness over time after a person has built up a tolerance for them. All too often, a patient recovering from a broken arm or leg is then left with two health problems: drug dependency and unrelenting pain caused by CRPS.
For these and other reasons, it is very important for accidental injury victims to have their cases reviewed by experienced, knowledgeable attorneys before taking actions on their own such as:
At Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald LLP in northeastern Pennsylvania, we remind potential clients of the way a wise patient gets treatment after an injury. We don't treat ourselves or have a family doctor treat us after suffering a serious injury or when afflicted by a serious illness. Rather, we entrust our care to specialists. Likewise, to deal with the financial aspects of an accidental injury, we encourage people to talk to attorneys who know how to find sources of compensation and how to prepare compelling arguments for obtaining that compensation.
An injury resulting in complex regional pain syndrome may leave you unable to return to work for a very long time. You need the finest medical care available and the financial resources necessary to get the rest you need to recover as well as you can. To make a successful complex regional pain syndrome claim, attorneys at Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald LLP may consult with specialists, and will take the time necessary to help you obtain the finances that you need to cover losses and expenses. Talk to a lawyer at no charge at any of our northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or Hazleton. For our clients' convenience, we also offer home or hospital visits to seriously injured clients.
Richard Russo is the contributing attorney to this content.