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Somatic symptom disorders are poorly understood. However, our specialist team has considerable experience in helping people looking to make a somatic symptom disorder compensation claim. We know the impact a somatic symptom disorder can have on you and your family.
Below, you will find further information on somatic symptom disorders, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and how to make a somatic symptom disorder compensation claim.
- What is a somatic symptom disorder?
- Treating a somatic symptom disorder
- Somatic symptom disorder compensation claim
- Somatic symptom disorder solicitors
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What is a somatic symptom disorder?
Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) was formerly known as somatoform disorder. SSD is a psychiatric diagnosis made where somebody has an extreme focus on physical symptoms resulting in often serious functional and emotional problems. This can occur even where there has never been an underlying physical problem or where the original physical injury or condition has resolved but symptoms persist, even becoming worse.
“Thank you Andrew. I was at my wits end with [previous solicitors] but it took me a long time to pluck up the courage to call you. All I can say is what a difference you’ve made. All the way along you’ve been so reassuring and confident and always made time to speak to me. I wish all solicitors could be like you. Thank you again.” ML (£315,000 recovered)
Treating a somatic symptom disorder
The ultimate goal is to improve your ability to function day to day. To achieve this, there are broadly three aspects to your treatment.
Somatic symptom disorder compensation claim
A compensation claim involving a somatic symptom disorder is highly complex in terms of the evidence required to prove your claim. And it goes without saying that the defendant’s insurer and their lawyers will treat you with considerable. Consequently, evidence gathering requires a forensic approach.
Somatic symptom disorder solicitors
Over the years, our team of somatic symptom disorder solicitors have successfully represented many people pursuing somatic symptom disorder compensation claims following an accident. Most begin their claims with other law firms before becoming disillusioned at their lack of expertise and understanding.
“Andrew’s understanding, professionalism and sheer tenacity was inspirational and his hard work turned the case around resulting in my receiving a settlement which included funds that allow me to receive treatment that help make my condition more bearable. My husband and I are extremely grateful to Andrew and BLB for all they have done for me.” PS (£410,000 recovered)