What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (which is often misquoted as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) is a chronic pain condition which develops following trauma, and leads to severe, debilitating, persistent pain. It can affect adults and adolescents and CRPS in children can also develop.
CRPS is caused by an injury to the ‘sympathetic nerves’ and is typically characterised by intense burning pain, increased skin sensitivity, changes in skin colour and temperature and abnormal nail and hair growth. The areas affected are most often the arms, hands, legs and feet, but it can effect many other areas of the body.
“Thank you Richard for everything you’ve done for me and to Louise and your whole team. Before I discovered you I was at my wits end. [My former solicitors] were beyond a joke and I’m just so glad I eventually picked up the phone and spoke to you. You are what all solicitors should be like! I think I learnt more from you in that first call than I had from [my former solicitors] in over 2 years with them. To actually speak to a solicitor who really understands CRPS was such a relief. Getting me into the Bath Hospital was a total turning point and I’m still staggered how obstructive my GP was about it until you spoke to her. Ok, I’m still in pain and I’ve had to accept I always will be but it’s given me the skills I need to start to put some quality back into my life.” GK (£520,000 recovered), November 2017
See our CRPS Case Studies.
Why do you need a specialist CRPS Solicitor?
Over many years, we have worked with hundreds of clients with CRPS and through them have developed not only an unrivalled understanding of CRPS, but also excellent working relationships with many of the country’s leading medical experts in the condition. As CRPS solicitors, this is knowledge and expertise we use daily for our clients’ benefit.
We understand the fundamental importance of seeking early specialist treatment and are regularly able to arrange funding for the complete range of treatment options including residential pain management/rehabilitation. Indeed, where the condition has become entrenched, and subject to a person’s suitability and personal choice, we have also successfully arranged funding for many of our clients to undergo spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRG).
In summary, what you can expect when you instruct us is:
- access to the leading experts in the field to get you the specialist medical help you so desperately need;
- regular requests for early interim payments to fund the cost of CRPS treatment and rehabilitation as recommended by the medical experts (for example, inpatient rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, psychological therapy and spinal cord stimulation/dorsal root ganglion stimulation);
- consideration as to whether you would benefit from a medically qualified case manager to co-ordinate your treatment, rehabilitation, purchase of specialist equipment and adaptations to your home.
“Following an accident at work I received a foot injury which left me with a condition called CRPS. My union solicitors did not fully understand this condition and did not wish to pursue my claim to it’s full potential. I found BLB Solicitors on the web site and made contact with them. Well, my feet did not touch the ground from day one! Mark Tawn was assigned to my case and kept me and my wife informed every step of the way by phone or email, along with his secretary Maggie. I cannot recommend you highly enough for your professionalism and expert advice and hard work. You and my barrister brought my claim to a most satisfactory conclusion. Thank you Mark.” AJ (£415,000 recovered), August 2017
What will happen when you call us?
For a free, confidential discussion, contact us either using the form at the bottom of this page, or call us on 01225 462871.
One of our specialist CRPS solicitors will be waiting to speak with you. They will be able to talk through your situation and make a realistic assessment of how we can maximise your compensation and, crucially, help you to obtain the early, specialist treatment you need.
For information on CRPS, including the latest on research and treatment, please also keep an eye on our informative and regularly updated Blog.