Complex regional pain syndrome is a disabling condition that causes widespread pain in the body. This is a disability that is hard to quantify and document. Pain is something that is difficult measure, and it is subjective. Each person has a different tolerance for pain. What is severe to one person, may not be problematic to someone else. Long-term disability insurance companies often use this to deny claims for complex regions pain syndrome.
If your long-term disability claim has been denied, call us. We will take on the insurance company and get you the benefits you deserve.
What is CRPS?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) are chronic pain conditions that are characterized by continuous, intense pain that worsens over time. Often the pain targets the arms, legs, hands or feet. Other symptoms include significant changes in skin temperature and color of the affected area.
People with CRPS may experience burning pain, swelling, sweating and sensitivity when in the skin. Muscles stiffen, limiting movement and irreversible muscle wasting takes place in the affected limb.
Complex regional pain syndrome typically follows a traumatic injury where the nerves are damaged but may also originate from diseases or surgery affecting other parts of the body.
No cure exists for CRPS but some patients may experience intermittent remission. However, many patients have unrelenting and progressive pain that does not respond to treatment, leaving the patient with a permanent crippling disability.
Long-Term Disability Claim for CRPS
Unfortunately, major long-term disability insurance companies routinely deny CRPS long-term disability claims. If your employer provided a group disability policy, or if you bought a disability policy on your own, we can help you. If your disability claim for complex regional pain syndrome has been denied, you need to contact a long-term disability lawyer to file an appeal with your insurance company.
Contact us for assistance. We will prepare your appeal and give you the best shot possible at getting the benefits you need and deserve. If your appeal is denied, it doesn’t end there. Our experienced long-term disability attorneys can file a lawsuit against the insurance company to force them to pay.
Insurance companies do not play fair. We even the playing field for our clients. Let us take on the insurance company for you.
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If you have filed or are preparing to file an individual or long-term disability insurance claim – or if your benefits have been wrongfully delayed or denied – Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers can help you retain your rights and benefits today by calling toll-free: 800-249-3731.