Iowa Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Lawyers
Many doctors make quick judgments when a patient’s ailment has no obvious cause. When a patient reports experiencing serious pain, it’s the doctor’s job to review their medical records and determine what’s causing these symptoms.
Unfortunately, many doctors fail to perform their due diligence in cases where patients are suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The doctor might assume that the patient is exaggerating, and this negligent attitude often has disastrous consequences for patients with CRPS. When a doctor misdiagnoses CRPS, treatment is delayed. Delayed treatment for CRPS often results in irreversible harm and permanent disability for the patient.
If you or a loved one was injured due to delayed treatment for CRPS, it could be medical malpractice. The best way to find out is by contacting the experienced Iowa medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. We have extensive experience in cases involving complex regional pain syndrome.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has been fighting for victims of medical malpractice for over 40 years. We have won record-breaking verdicts and settlements for our clients and are one of the most highly regarded medical malpractice law firms in the nation. We have earned top rankings and hold an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an award reserved for law firms with the highest legal and ethical standards.
Our experienced trial attorneys will file a claim or a lawsuit to help you get the resources you need to cover the cost of your medical care and other expenses caused by your injuries, such as lost income.
There is no charge for your initial consultation. Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more from an Iowa CRPS attorney today.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a neuron-inflammatory disorder that causes chronic pain. It usually affects the patient in one area, such as a foot, hand, arm, or leg. Women are more likely to suffer from CRPS than men.
Patients with CRPS often suffer from hyperalgesia, as the pain they are experiencing is much more severe than you would normally expect for someone with a similar condition. This should immediately prompt the doctor to search for the true cause of the patient’s suffering by ordering additional tests.
Symptoms of CRPS include:
- Stiff, swollen, and damaged joints
- Burning and cold sensations
- Loss of muscle mass
- Throbbing pain
- Skin discoloration
- Decreased mobility
- Muscle spasms
- Changes in hair and nail growth
- Skin becomes sensitive to the touch
- Abnormal body temperature on the afflicted side
There are several effective treatments that doctors may recommend for patients with CRSP. This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, medical interventions, and therapies. These may include:
- Sympathetic nerve block injections
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Pain relievers
- Intrathecal drug pumps
- Bone-loss medications
- Heat therapy
- Nerve-blocking medications
- Topical analgesics
- Intravenous ketamine
- Blood pressure medications
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Iowa is a great place to live and enjoy the state’s natural splendor. Fun places to visit in Iowa include Pikes Peak State Park, Maquoketa Caves State Park, and Field of Drives. Getting the right treatment for CRPS will make it easier to get outdoors and enjoy the activities that Iowa has to offer.
Since 1981, Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients and helping them get the justice they deserve. If you or a loved one has been a victim of misdiagnosed or delayed treatment of complex regional pain syndrome, it’s time to have the right attorney by your side.
Our Iowa medical malpractice lawyer Bruce Bradley knows how to listen, and everyone in our office will treat you with compassion and respect. Founding attorney Jim Leventhal is one of only 100 lawyers in the country to achieve membership to the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the best plaintiff lawyers in the U.S. Members are renowned for their exceptional courtroom skills and outstanding success.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.