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CRPS Due to Dog Bite

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Have you been bitten by a dog and now suffer symptoms that are disproportionate to the original bite wound?

What Is CRPS

Complex regional pain syndrome, AKA, CRPS, is a serious chronic pain syndrome that primarily affects the hand, arm, foot or leg. A hallmark feature of CRPS is that the pain is disproportionate to the original injury.

Common CRPS symptoms include:

  • Burning or throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to touch or cold
  • Swelling
  • Changes in skin temperature
  • Changes in skin color or texture

CRPS symptoms can even travel from one body part to another.

CRPS is difficult to diagnose because it resembles many other pain syndromes. Typically, before CRPS is diagnosed, the injury victim has consulted multiple specialists. A CRPS diagnosis is usually made based on signs consistent with the Budapest Criteria, which was developed by an international consensus panel.

Dog Bites Can Trigger CRPS

A dog bite can trigger CRPS. At McGee, Lerer & Associates, our attorneys have handled many cases involving CRPS caused by a dog bite. The value of the cases is significant because the injury is significant. There is no cure. CRPS is a lifelong illness. Treatment focuses on symptom relief.

If you were bitten by a dog and are concerned you may have CRPS, contact our firm for a free consultation. We can get you to the right specialist who can confirm whether you have CRPS. If the diagnosis is made, we will demand that the dog owner’s insurance carrier pay the full value of your claim.

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