A growing number of claims are filed in Illinois and across the country each year by victims of complex regional pain syndrome, Type II (CRPS Type II).When you or someone you know has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, resulting in CRPS Type II or any other nerve injury, you need legal representation by attorneys familiar with the complexities of this syndrome that will drastically alter your life. Newland & Newland, LLP represents CRPS Type II clients in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois.
Characteristics of CRPS TYPE II
CRPS Type II,which used to be called causalgia,involves damage to a clearly defined and major nerve, in contrast to CRPS Type I (RSD) where the source of the injury is not always known. The four primary symptoms and criteria for diagnosis of CRPS Type II include:
- Chronic burning pain, includes allodynia, extreme sensitivity to touch, and sounds
- Inflammation, including bruising and mottling to skin
- Spasms, in blood vessels and muscles of the extremities
- Insomnia, emotional disturbance and limbic system changes such as short-term memory problems, concentration difficulties, and irritability
Not all of these or other symptoms that can occur in CRPS Type II victims must be exhibited to be diagnosed with the condition, but most patients have some combination of them. Some symptoms may come and go, depending on the stage one is in and the type of treatments and medications being used. Individuals with CRPS Type II may have been diagnosed with other related symptom conditions, including:
- Sudek’s atrophy
- Shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS)
- Sympathetically-maintained pain (SMP)
If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, with CRPS Type I (RSD) or CRPS Type II in the aftermath of personal injury in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, a slip and fall accident, or a surgical error, contact Newland & Newland, LLP for a free initial consultation at one of our six offices. We represent clients throughout Illinois, including Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, and McHenry County.