PERSONAL INJURY IN ALLENTOWN & THE SURROUNDING AREAS
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)

Allentown Injury Attorney for RSD Claims

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, or RSD, is a serious medical condition characterized by pain, tenderness, swelling, sensitivity, and excessive sweating, often at an injury site that has experienced trauma. RSD is also referred to as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), shoulder-hand syndrome, causalgia, or Sudeck’s atrophy. The precise mechanisms that trigger RSD are relatively unknown but are believed to be linked to abnormal nerve impulses caused by irritation to the nervous tissue.

Have you been diagnosed with RSD? An Allentown personal injury lawyer at Knafo Law Offices can provide helpful insight regarding your right to compensation or benefits. We represent the injured in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims involving RSD and other serious, life-changing conditions. In these cases, we strive to help our clients recover the money they need for medical treatment they have already received as well as for ongoing treatment, future care, lost earnings, and more.

For a free RSD consultation and case evaluation, call (610) 756-1098.

RSD: Causes & Treatment

Some of the types of events that may trigger RSD include:

  • Impact or injury to the affected area
  • Surgery
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke or brain injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder problems
  • Breast cancer
  • Certain medications

Treatment is most effective early on, and may include:

  • Moist application to the affected area
  • Gradual exercise of the affected area
  • Pain or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Cortisone treatment
  • A nerve block or series of blocks using an anesthetic injected into the affected area
  • Surgery

RSD treatment can be expensive and extensive. If your condition was caused by any type of negligence or wrongdoing, or occurred in relation to your job duties, you may be entitled to compensation. Let an Allentown RSD attorney at our firm review your case to determine what factors may have contributed to your condition and therefore who may be held liable.

Call our offices at (610) 756-1098 to get started.

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