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$250,000 Settlement Recently Secured for Patient With RSD / CRPS

The Injury Law Center is happy to report that they recently secured a $250,000 settlement at mediation one month before trial on behalf of a hardworking delivery driver who sustained an ankle fracture which subsequently developed into Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

Attorney Russo explained “this case was a resounding success for our deserving client who suffers from a very rare and painful condition known as RSD/CRPS. This young man was involved in a highway collision caused by a commercial truck which merged into his lane without signaling or checking his side view mirror. Our client struck the jersey barrier at a high rate of speed and broke his ankle in several places.”

Attorney Russo described RSD/CRPS as follows “the sympathetic nervous system regulates the body’s automatic response to trauma. For example, if a patient sustains a fractured ankle, the ankle is going to swell, bruise, and become hypersensitive. Typically, these symptoms subdue when the fracture heals. However with RSD/CRPS, the sympathetic nervous system is re-activated and placed on a loop so the symptoms are re-experienced long after healing. If RSD/CRPS is not aggressively treated in the initial stages, the pain will become permanent. This is exactly what happened in this case.”

Attorney Russo went into more detail “what made this case so challenging is that our client continued to work and if he walked into the court room, you would think there was nothing wrong with him. But in actuality, his foot was burning with pain. We hired a decorated pain management specialist to explain the condition. We also invested in having a custom animation put together as an exhibit to be used at trial. We were very pleased that we were able to leverage a great settlement number in this case.”

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After my accident I was in so much pain and so confused that I didn't know where to go, so I contacted the Injury Law Center. Joe would sit and he would listen and talk to me and hear what I was saying and what was really going on with me. He explained everything. It really made a difference and gave me a peace of mind. I knew that he knew me well enough to take care of my best interests. He heard the story behind everything and made sure that the insurance company had to take action. Deb Brosnan
If someone I cared for was going to be going through something like this I would definitely recommend Injury Law Center as your first point of reference. My case went on for a very long time, over a year, and we were on very good terms the entire time. Attorney Russo came to visit me several times in the hospital and brought me things to do in rehab. They were very supportive the entire time. Injury Law Center was able to exceed my expectations and I am able to live comfortably without having to work. Valerie
I had a car accident that affected my business and my ability to deal with insurance companies was very difficult. Joe stayed the course and we were offered very fair compensation.I think it was because of Joe and the hard work of the team. It was a very long trial but it turned out to be in our favor which we were very happy about. Mat Morello