We all have sudden onsets of acute pain. Maybe you burned yourself at the kitchen stove or you hit your thumb with a hammer when you were pounding a nail in a wall. That’s acute pain. It goes away in a few days or a week. Even if you slip and fall on a wet spot on your kitchen floor and sprain your wrist, you’re likely to suffer only acute pain. That pain is usually going to subside and disappear in a month or two. Chronic pain lasts much longer than acute pain. It resists treatment, and just doesn’t want to go away. It results in serious physical and emotional problems that can last a lifetime. What can become an issue is the fact that many doctors and lawyers simply don’t understand chronic pain.
People who are affected by chronic pain experience considerable difficulty in obtaining compensation for their condition. That’s often because chronic pain is viewed as a symptom of a disorder as opposed to a cause of a disorder. Although a chronic pain sufferer might look like a picture of health, he or she might be enduring debilitating pain while struggling through their daily routine.
A few common causes of chronic pain are injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian construction and industrial accidents. If an injury fails to heal correctly, chronic pain can months after the time of your injury. Doctors for some chronic pain patients might believe that everything was done that could be done for you and discharge you. Insurance adjusters or defense lawyers may then begin talking about faking or malingering since your doctor has discharged you. You Shouldn’t Have Long-Term Pain
We believe that our clients shouldn’t have to endure protracted pain. Our objective is to secure the compensation that our clients so desperately need to cover the medical expenses required to get them to maximum medical improvement while covering their economic and non-economic losses. Those might include lost earnings or diminished earning capability, any permanent disability, pain and suffering and the negative changes in their quality of life.It’s Not Uncommon
Chronic pain is very real in the American population. As per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among adults who had experienced pain in the past month, 42 percent of the people said that that they had suffered the pain for a year or more. Some people might even have two or more co-existing chronic pain conditions.
Proving Chronic Pain
There is no question that proving chronic pain is a legal challenge. We can’t put a picture of it on a flash box for a jury to see, but we can paint our own picture of it through accident reports, emergency room records, records of a hospitalization or surgery, radiological and electrodiagnostic reports and other studies of the patient and testimony from family, friends and people from the workplace.
Contact a Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer ASAP
Kentucky places strict time limitations on when you might be able to bring a lawsuit involving chronic pain, so you’ll want to speak with us as soon as possible. You can contact our offices to arrange for a free consultation and case review on your chronic pain complaints. We promise to listen to you closely. Given the time constrains that apply, make that call sooner rather than later.