Our client, an employee of Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), developed a nerve disorder known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) or CRPS in both hands and wrists after getting a hand trapped in a machine at work. The workers’ compensation insurance company sent our client to a doctor of their choice, who disputed that the woman had developed RSD as a result of a workplace injury. After we took the claim to trial, the insurance company allowed the doctor that we used for an independent medical examination to implant a spinal cord stimulator, which greatly relieved our client’s pain. The woman, who was able to return to work several years after her injury, was awarded $500,000.00 to settle the claim.
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