Chronic Pain And Fibromyalgia
Chronic pain and fibromyalgia can be demoralizing and debilitating, and affect every area of your life.
Chronic pain can have many sources, but can often be connected to an accident or injury. Often, it’s undiagnosed within the first little while after your injury, as severe pain is a natural consequence of accidents. Most people expect it to go away with time.
Fibromyalgia is an often-misunderstood condition that can baffle even medical experts, and can involve pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, sensitivity to pressure on trigger points and cognitive impairment. It can also appear as a result of an accident.
Quantifying Your Losses
It may take a long time for you to realize that you are still being affected by an accident, or that your condition is unlikely to heal beyond its current state. If it’s been more than six months and there’s no improvement, you may be looking at a lifetime need for treatment.
Fibromyalgia and chronic pain from an accident can affect your:
- Short-term ability to work
- Long-term career plans, especially if your career involves physical activity
- Ability to take care of your home and family
- Ability to concentrate
- Sleeping patterns
- Ability to do the activities you used to do
- Emotional health
At Azevedo & Nelson, our lawyers know what you’re going through. We also know that often, insurance companies state that the cause of your pain is not the accident, but that you were experiencing problems beforehand, especially if you do have some history of pain issues. We can help you show that the accident has made the problems worse. Often a pre-existing disposition can lead to a higher damage award.
You may need ongoing treatment, for life, to deal with the pain and disability. We can help you get the compensation you need. A claim like this can take a long time to be resolved, but our lawyers are committed to staying with you for as long as it takes.