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It has been described as having “a boa constrictor tightening around your foot while it is being stabbed with a knife from the inside and simultaneously set on fire.”  The pain is so great that those suffering from it often commit suicide to avoid further agony.  This disease is called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or more commonly called CRPS.   It is sometimes also referred to as RSD.  November is CRPS awareness month.

While the exact number of people suffering from CRPS is unknown, the estimate is that anywhere frKcnoB7rKiom 20,000 to 200,000 people suffer.  The scary thing is this is not a hereditary disease.  Instead, contracting CRPS can occur from something as simple as a motor vehicle collision which causes nerve injury.  CRPS is very difficult to treat, with some doctors treating it the same way they would treat a recent amputation.

Due to the severity of the injury, and the complexity of treating CRPS, juries typically return verdicts in the seven figures due to the immense pain and suffering the individual has to go through.  Despite this, CRPS remains somewhat of a medical mystery, due to its difficulty in diagnosing.  While most reputable medical groups such as the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke acknowledge the reality that is CRPS, insurance companies are hesitant to settle claims based on CRPS diagnosis.  Instead, many insurance companies will hire “experts” from thousands of miles away to testify that CRPS is not a real disease, and is instead a manifestation of the mind of the person suffering from it.  Fortunately, these experts are few and far between, and juries often come to the conclusion that the expert is wrong.

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 Absurd Settlement Offers Cheat The Injured

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When you have been injured to the point that you need to file an injury claim for financial compensation you need to be treated with honesty and respect. Most people filing an injury claim are not trying to get rich, they simply need to be compensated for their medical expenses, lost wages and other financial losses. To the injured party it seems logical and fair but to an insurance company it means lost profits; no more, no less. In the process of settling an injury claim the injured party is too often the victim of a second injury – an absurd settlement offer.

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Vehicle Accident Injuries Often Cause Medical Bills . . . and Sometimes Bankruptcy

Published on by: Norman Miller

Car wrecks and trucking accidents often cause physical injuries that require medical attention and rehabilitation therapies. Medical and rehab services cost a lot of money. Sometimes the bills for these services can become insurmountable and drive an injured person into bankruptcy. A few smart moves can prevent this from happening to you.

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Car Wrecks, Injury Lawsuits & Medical Care

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You’re stopped at a red light, minding your own business, when someone hits you from behind. You are momentarily startled and then your adrenaline starts pumping. You appear to be alright, so you get out of your car, exchange information with the other driver, and wait for the police to arrive. And then you go home. For two reasons this is almost certainly a big mistake.

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Medical Payment Insurance For Injury Claims

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Medical Expenses Are A Common Reason People File Bankruptcy

Assume you are injured in an automobile accident and you go the Emergency Room and incur a few thousand dollars in medical bills. You may be able to pay for these bills with your health insurance, assuming you have it, however you can also use Medical Payment coverage on you auto insurance to pay these bills. If you lack insurance, and don’t hire an injury lawyer, you will be forced to pay the entire bill without any help. Medical Payment Insurance can help to protect you from this bad situation.