CRPS after a Burn Lawsuit – Injury Lawyer
Did you suffer CRPS after a burn injury? If so, your chronic pain might have affected multiple aspects of your life. Depending on the details surrounding the incident that caused your burn injuries (and eventually caused your CRPS), you might have grounds to pursue legal action.
You might have grounds to sue the party or entity that contributed to your burn injuries and to your CRPS diagnoses. Would you like to learn more about the possibility of taking legal action against the party or entity that essentially caused your CRPS? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm that has successfully handled countless claims – always representing the best interests of affected individuals. At our firm, we are committed to providing you with the guidance necessary to reach a successful claim outcome. If you are ready to learn more about your right to sue, contact our firm today. Our CRPS burn injury lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to sue.
What is CRPS?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a medical condition that causes chronic pain. The chronic pain is often described as disabling and/or debilitating for affected individuals. There are two categories of CRPS: Type I and Type II. Although both types of CRPS result in chronic and devastating pain, the cause behind each type of CRPS is different. CRPS Type I, for example, occurs after minor nerve injuries and soft tissue injuries (soft tissue injuries include sprains/strains, burns, and fractures, for instance). CRPS Type II occurs after major nerve injuries. CRPS Type II has gone by many names, including Causalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD); these terms are outdated but may still be used to refer to the chronic pain condition.
CRPS typically causes pain in the joints, bones, muscles, and even the skin. The pain (which has been described as a burning pain) can be either intermittent or constant. In most cases, CRPS primarily affects the limbs – as the condition progresses, however, CRPS can spread to other areas of the body.
CRPS is known to severely affect the quality of life of affected individuals. Affected parties are typically unable to work and unable to do the things they love. In addition to the physical pain, mental and emotional suffering is common of CRPS.
Burn Injuries and the Risk of Developing CRPS
Burn injuries can lead to both minor and major burn injuries. These might be characterized by the loss of feeling, the loss of mobility, and the loss of function, for example. In some cases, the nerve injury could lead to CRPS. Although the risk of developing CRPS after burn injuries is unlikely, the risk is present nonetheless. If you suspect that you developed the chronic pain condition after suffering burn injuries, do not hesitate to seek medical attention and legal assistance immediately.
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Understanding Liability for Burn Injuries and CRPS
Because CRPS develops as a result of the injuries suffered in an incident, liability for CRPS is strictly based on liability for the original incident. Liability is based on four elements: duty of care; breach of duty; cause; harm. In other words, parties/entities owe others a duty of care. When the duty of care is breached, the breach of duty could cause an incident – which could directly contribute to harm.
Who is liable for your burn injuries and the CRPS that you developed? Although the concept of establishing liability is the same (the four elements listed above must be present), liability will be carried by the party or entity that caused your incident – which depends strictly on the details surrounding your claim. For example, if your burn injuries were caused by a defective product, the company that made the defective product available could be liable. Similarly, if your burn injuries were caused by an auto accident, the party that caused your accident could be liable; if the auto accident was caused by a city agency’s negligence, the city could be liable.
Once you determine liability for your original accident, liability for your CRPS will also be determined. What can you do with this information? After establishing liability for the harm that you suffered, you could pursue a claim against the liable party or entity – you could sue. To learn more about establishing liability for your injuries and your CRPS, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm immediately.
Can You Sue and Recover Compensation?
Do you have the right to sue and receive compensation for the harm that you suffered and will continue to suffer due to your CRPS diagnosis? If you decide to sue and your claim reaches a successful outcome, you might be eligible to recover compensation. How much compensation could you be eligible to recover? What type of compensation could you be eligible to receive? Depending on the details surrounding the original incident and the harm resulting from the incident, you might be eligible to recover some of the following forms of compensation:
- Medical costs
- Lost incomes
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
Could you really be eligible to recover the compensation listed above? The type and amount of compensation that you could be awarded will always be based on the details surrounding your claim. For more information regarding your right to recover compensation for the harm that you suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. The lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation that you are owed.
What Should You Do to Prepare to File a Claim?
After suffering any sort of personal injury, it is essential that affected parties act appropriately to ensure that they could eventually pursue a claim. If you suffered burn injuries, for instance, you should do all of the following:
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Photograph all injuries both before and after medical treatment
- Photograph the scene of the accident
- Make an incident report with the appropriate party/entity (e.g. if the burn injuries resulted from a car accident, file a report with the police; if the burn injuries resulted from a defective product, file a report with the company, etc.)
- Speak to all parties involved (gather contact and insurance information)
- Speak to witnesses (gather contact information)
- Gather medical records associated with the harm suffered
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
But what if you developed chronic pain after your burn injury? If you developed chronic pain after your burn injury, you must follow additional steps to ensure that you could eventually pursue a claim. Consider the following:
- Seek additional medical care and work towards a diagnosis. With chronic pain, it can be difficult to reach a diagnosis. Therefore, in most cases, multiple medical opinions are necessary. Do not rest until you receive the diagnosis that explains your chronic pain.
- Follow all treatment plans. There is no cure for chronic pain; therefore, affected individuals must go to physical therapy and pain management therapy, for example, to try to deal with chronic pain. Following treatment plans will show that you are putting effort into your recovery.
- Gather all records associated with your diagnosis of CRPS. This includes actual medical records, without a doubt. However, you should also include records associated with the effect that your diagnosis has had on your ability to work and your ability to earn income, for example.
If you would like to learn more about the steps that you and your family could take to prepare to file a burn injury CRPS claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.
File Your Claim Immediately
Were you diagnosed with CRPS after suffering burin injuries? If so, you might be interested in learning more about the possibility of pursuing a claim against the party or entity that contributed to the harm that you suffered. Because a CRPS diagnosis often comes many months after the original injury, you must act immediately – as claims must be filed within the appropriate deadline. This is because all claims, including burn injury CRPS claims, are subject to a statute of limitations.
A statute of limitations determines the length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. If claimants fail to file their claims within the time allowed by the applicable statute of limitations, they could lose their right to sue. What deadline applies to your CRPS burn injury claim? In California, personal injury claims – including CRPS burn injury claims – are normally subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Therefore, claimants only have two years to file their claims.
However, it is important to note that it is possible for exceptions to apply. If any exceptions apply to the deadline, the statute of limitations could be tolled or paused for some time. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations (and any exceptions) that applies to your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers will help you file your claim on time.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Did you suffer a burn injury that eventually led to your CRPS? If so, you might be interested in pursuing a claim against the party or entity that contributed to your burn injuries and your CRPS diagnosis. If you are ready to explore your legal options, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group immediately.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims – including burn injury claims and CRPS claims. Our burn injury and CRPS lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to hold the liable party or entity accountable for the harm that you suffered – and will likely continue to suffer. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our experts, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are dedicated to providing injured individuals with the guidance that they need to hold liable parties/entities accountable. To remain accessible to all affected parties, our firm offers free legal services. During our free legal services, our burn injury and CRPS lawyers will be available to answer your questions as well as address all your concerns. Our lawyers will be available to provide you with all the information necessary to take action against the party or entity that contributed to the harm that you suffered/ Would you like to benefit from our free legal services? If so, contact the experts at our firm immediately.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the compensation that you deserve. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee that ensures that our clients will not be required to pay upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency, meaning that clients will not have to pay anything until after reaching a positive claim outcome.
If you are ready to discuss your current situation with the burn injury and CRPS attorneys at our firm, contact the experienced lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group today.