Chronic pain syndromes
After an accident, obvious injuries such as burns, lacerations, and broken bones might have healed, but yet you are still in considerable pain. The pain you experience is so catastrophic in nature that it changes your entire life. A personal injury attorney at Mandell Trial Lawyers can help you seek compensation for the chronic pain you experience as a result of a past accident.
What Is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is extremely difficult to define because there isn’t an official medical definition for this term. Some medical professionals define chronic pain as intense or severe pain that is experienced for prolonged periods of time while other medical practitioners may define it as lingering pain that is not caused by any specific identifiable cause.
The lack of a set medical definition for chronic pain can make it difficult when seeking compensation. However, it isn’t impossible. With proper documentation, detailed medical records, and expert witness statements, chronic pain sufferers can present a strong case for why they deserve maximum compensation.
The personal injury attorneys at Mandell Trial Lawyers have assisted clients who have experienced various types of severe chronic pain. We can help clients who experience any of the following types of chronic pain:
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Neurogenic pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Repetitive stress injuries
The caring and compassionate chronic pain lawyer at Mandell Trial Lawyers assists clients in getting the documentation needed to get favorable results. Once the proper documentation is obtained, our chronic pain lawyer advocates on behalf of our clients so they get maximum compensation.
What Type of Compensation Are Victims of Chronic Pain Entitled to Seek?
Victims who experience chronic pain after an accident may be able to seek compensation for the following things:
- Medical expenses — Doctor appointments and specialist appointments.
- Diagnostic testing — X-rays, digital imaging such as MRI and electromyography, and other forms of diagnostic testing that may be needed to help with the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain.
- Treatment — Treatment for chronic pain varies depending upon where the pain is located and the severity of the pain. Compensation can be sought for the cost of treatment. Common treatment options for chronic pain include electrical stimulation, massage therapy, acupuncture, injection of nerve blocking agents, medications, self-management pain management programs, and surgical procedures.
- Lost wages — Either from being completely unable to work or having to take time off to
attend doctor, specialist or treatment appointments.
- Pain and suffering — You can receive compensation for the physical pain you experience as well as any psychological pain you experience. People who suffer from chronic pain often experience depression and anxiety. Compensation can be given for sought for these problems, too.
- Vocational training — If you are unable to return to work, you may be able to receive compensation so you can receive training for a new job.
Contact a Chronic Pain Lawyer in California to Discover Your Legal Options
Contact the office of Mandell Trial Lawyers by phone or by filling out the online contact form to schedule an appointment for a free, no-obligation consultation. During the consultation, our chronic pain lawyer will assess your case and discuss your legal options. Our goal is to help you find the best solution for your unique situation.
Don’t wait. Schedule your consultation today.