Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

If you suffer from Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, life can become a nightmare. Perhaps the most worrisome aspect of Reflex Sympathetic Disorder (RSD) is that it can be brought about by circumstances beyond your control, such as an accident or mishap caused by someone else’s inattentiveness or neglect. If you or someone you care about within San Antonio and the surrounding area has been diagnosed with RSD because of someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. The best chance to receive this compensation is to hire an experienced San Antonio Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy lawyer to fight for your rights. Call a personal injury lawyer at Carabin & Shaw today for a free consultation on your case and potential compensation.

What is RSD?

Reflex Sympathetic Disorder is condition of the body while suffering systemic reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a disorder of the unconscious nervous system. There is no single cause of this neurological disorder; it arises as a rare result of general physical trauma to the limbs.

Symptoms of RSD

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy manifests a combination of symptoms that lead to physical discomfort, most often in the form of soreness, irritation, inflammation, and in some cases, extreme physical agony and pain. One the most common forms of RSD, commonly referred to as ‘frozen shoulder’, can be physically debilitating, restricting arm and shoulder movement to the extent that even the most basic motor functions become difficult tasks. Other traits of RSD can include swelling and tenderness, skin discoloration due to lack of blood circulation, and joint pain.

What Causes RSD?

The essential cause of RSD is yet unknown, or at least yet unsimplified; however, what medical experts do know for sure is that any of a multitude of circumstances that include injury, accident, complications during surgery, can lead to the onset of RSD. One of the leading causes of RSD is accidents; that is, situations in which your body experiences an extraordinary amount of physical stress.

But it isn’t always immediately apparent when, or if, you might find yourself susceptible to the effects of RSD. For example, even though the root cause of a case of RSD could be whiplash from an auto accident, it might be many days, weeks, or months after the crash until you see any indication or symptoms related to RSD.

How is RSD Diagnosed?

Diagnosing a person with RSD is usually a complicated and often expensive process of x-rays, lab tests, and other procedures that take time and, more importantly, money that you may not have following an accident. If someone else’s negligence has forced you to cope with the treatments and diagnosis related to RSD brought about after their actions cause an accident, you should not have to deal with these repercussions alone. Thankfully, the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw of San Antonio are here for you.

Is There a Cure for RSD?

Technologies to combat the effects of RSD are in a constant state of development, and many new treatments appear to be on the horizon. Unfortunately, as of right now there is no singular method universally agreed upon for how to fight RSD. As with many such diseases, the quicker it is diagnosed, the more effective forms of treatment can be expedited to facilitate improvement/prevention of a worsening condition.

The problem with RSD is that it is extremely difficult to pin down in the disease’s preliminary stages, and the only way for a medical professional to properly diagnose it early enough to effectively fight its spread is through a gathering of the various and sometimes random indications or symptoms of RSD, none of which have been standardized or universally agreed upon by the medical community.

The Importance of Hiring a Carabin & Shaw Attorney

Due to the unstable and indefinite approach to Reflex Sympathetic Disorder (RSD) among physician’s circles, proper health care coverage for an illness like RSD has no real place in the legislation and structure of insurance programs such as workman’s compensation. Companies and insurance companies are just as unsure of how to handle RSD as the doctors who handle the physical effects of the disease. That is why you deserve to have proper legal protection and attorney guidance as it pertains to obtaining you the compensation, recovery, and treatment you deserve if you are the victim of an accident that results in a diagnosis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw’s San Antonio office have over 20 years of experience aiding auto accident and personal injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve. If you believe that you may be suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy as the result of an injury or an auto accident due to another driver’s neglect, you may entitled to compensation, and at the very least, you deserve to know your options.

We urge you to call the San Antonio attorney team at Carabin & Shaw at 210.222.2288, or toll-free, day or night, at 1.800.862.1260. We offer free consultations to all of our clients, because we believe that every client deserves to know their best options moving forward from an incident involving Reflex Sympathetic Disorder (RSD). Call us today. You’ll be glad you did.

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