RSDYour San Diego car accident or workplace injury can lead to more long-term consequences than you expect. Beyond the immediate medical bills, these types of accidents can lead to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy – a long-term disease that can have serious consequences. If you’ve developed RSD after a San Diego personal injury accident, you need to enlist the aid of an experienced San Diego Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy attorney.

What is RSD?

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD, is a disease that can cause painful, lasting consequences. You may develop RSD after an injury, a hear attack or stroke, and doctors are still not sure what exactly causes the injury. As understanding of RSD has grown, it has been reclassified as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS.


CRPS or RSD may occur after a car accident, after a workplace injury, after a slip and fall or after any accident that causes injury to an extremity. Doctors aren’t sure yet what causes CRPS, but believe it has to do with changes in the sympathetic nerve system or immune system. Symptoms of RSD may include:

  • Severe burning pain;
  • Joint stiffness;
  • Swelling;
  • Changes in skin texture, color or dryness;
  • Increased sweating and warmth in the effected limb;
  • Loss of muscular function or muscle spasms.

Left untreated, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy can lead to muscle wasting and contractures, joints that are stiff and difficult to and other irreversible, permanent consequences.

Litigating RSD

RSD/CRPS is still a fairly new condition that is being explored in the medical world. Many physicians don’t immediately think of RSD when patients present with these symptoms. The Law Offices of Philip M. Cohen A.P.C. works with medical professionals who can help diagnose and prove your condition, and get you the treatment you need. With the aid of our experts, we can prove your condition to insurers and ensure you’re fairly compensated.


Don’t take a chance with your health. Let us represent you, and we’ll make sure your insurer learns about your RSD, covers your medical treatment and compensates you appropriately.