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  • $500,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for Massachusetts Home Depot employee who suffered severe spinal injury when he hyperextended his body in order to avoid being struck by employee pushing carriages towards him in an aisle.
  • $400,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for Massachusetts truck driver who injured lower back as a result of a fall in gas station while delivering gasoline.
  • $230,000 worker's compensation settlement
    for employee who developed RSD/CRPS following finger joint surgery for work-related repetitive stress injury.
  • $1.5 Million Verdict
    in Essex County for serious personal injuries caused by a drunk driver in a motor vehicle accident.
  • $1.4 Million Verdict
    in Essex County for a young man who was injured when a stool collapsed at a restaurant in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It was necessary to use experts in the field of medicine, economics, and vocational rehabilitation to prove the damages suffered by this client.
  • $1.3 Million Settlement
    In Essex County for an electrician injured in an arc blast while working in North Andover. He suffered burns and a fractured elbow. Medical, electrical and code experts were used to prove liability and damages. The firm is experienced in filing suit and litigating these types of cases in order to obtain the maximum benefit to which our clients are entitled.
  • $1.275 Million Settlement
    in Essex County where a motor vehicle chased by the police crashed and overturned resulting in injuries to a passenger. The injuries included fractured vertebrae which required surgery and which resulted in a permanent injury, as well as internal complications and lower leg ailments.
  • $1 Million Verdict
    in Essex County Superior Court (Lawrence, MA) for a wife who was beaten and stabbed by her husband, leaving her with significant permanent injuries.
  • $835,000 Settlement
    in New Hampshire for a medical malpractice claim and related workers' compensation claim involving a failed sympathetic block for complex regional pain syndrome.
  • $767,000 Settlement
    for a man who was partially paralyzed as the result of a motor vehicle collision. The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle in which the operator was over-served at a club in Haverhill. Expert testimony was used to prove that improper training and serving procedures led to the over-serving of alcohol.
  • $750,000 Verdict
    in Newburyport Superior Court for a woman injured in an auto collision. The insurance company offered $75,000 to settle, one-tenth of the ultimate verdict. That offer was refused and we went to trial. With interest the verdict exceeded $1,000,000.
  • $650,000 Settlement
    for a liquor liability case in New Hampshire
  • $450,000 Workers' Compensation Settlement
    where a New Hampshire employee was contaminated by chemicals in the air at his place of employment in Massachusetts.
  • $450,000 Settlement
    in Hillsborough County New Hampshire where a young teacher slipped and fell while exiting a convenience store resulting in orthopedic injuries and a closed head injury.
  • $400,000 Verdict
    in Middlesex County Superior Court (Cambridge, MA) for a young man injured at the Haverhill train station when the train began pulling away as he was boarding. A final offer of $25,000.00 was rejected. With interest, the final judgment was over $500.00.00.
  • $379,000 Arbitration Award
    For tenant in commercial lease dispute
  • $250,000 Verdict
    in Essex Superior Court (Lawrence, MA) for a mailman attacked by two dogs in the course of his employment, resulting in injuries to his back and neck as he was fleeing from the animals. With interest the judgment exceeded $316,000.00.
  • $250,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham county for a Newton, New Hampshire woman who was severely injured in a head-on collision resulting in multiple fractures.
  • $225,000 Settlement
    in Essex County where an employee slipped and fell on her way into work as a result of weather conditions. She settled with the workers' compensation carrier as well as the owner and property maintenance company.
  • $150,000 Verdict
    in Suffolk County for a patron of a bar whose leg was fractured by the negligent conduct of a security guard.
  • $150,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham county for a woman who was severely injured when she slipped and fell on water at a major department store. A lawsuit was necessary to obtain discovery which ultimately showed that the store allowed a freezer to leak for several days without adequate clean up..
  • $140,000 Settlement
    in Essex county for a Methuen woman who suffer a fractured hip on a dark outside stairway due to the landlord's failure to properly maintain the lighting.
  • $45,000 Settlement
    in Essex County for a boy under 2 years old who fell from a landing in a rented apartment due to improper construction of a railing.
  • $25,000 Settlement
    in Rockingham County for a man injured when he slipped on icy stairs at a mall in Southern New Hampshire as a result of negligent maintenance of the property.



Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Haverhill Lawyers: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Experienced New Hampshire and Massachusetts Injury Attorneys

Aside from those suffering from the injury, very few people understand the devastating and debilitating effects that complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), can have on an individual. If you or a loved one is suffering from CRPS/RSD, it can be difficult to cope with the physical hardships as well as the financial reality of this long-term injury.

Our Haverhill attorneys at Finbury & Sullivan, P.C., strive to help clients recover the full compensation to which they are entitled when their injuries are caused by the negligence of others. With 80 years of combined experience, our firm has attained an AV-Preeminent Rating* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-review rating system, and is dedicated to serving the interests of those injured or disabled in New Hampshire or Massachusetts.

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Complex regional pain syndrome is a disease that can develop following a traumatic injury. Chronic, unbearable pain may develop following an injury or surgery and continue long after the initial injury heals. Unfortunately, imaging tests, blood tests and other tests cannot aid in the diagnosis of CRPS and, as such, it can be difficult to diagnose and difficult to get insurance companies to take seriously.

Chronic regional pain syndrome can be characterized by:

  • Severe burning or aching pain in the affected limb
  • Considerable swelling in the affected area
  • Hypersensitivity to touch in the affected area
  • Changes in skin temperature, color and/or texture
  • Decreased ability to move the affected limb
  • Progressively debilitating pain

New Hampshire and Massachusetts Attorneys: CRPS/RSD Claims

If you have been diagnosed with CRPS/RSD following an injury, car accident, infection, unnecessary surgery, slip-and-fall accident or assault, you may be entitled to compensation for your hardships. We can evaluate your case and pursue full compensation for your medical expenses, ongoing needs, lost wages and pain and suffering.

However, it is important to understand the CRPS/RSD is an unfortunate, but known, risk of surgery. Suffering CRPS/RSD as a complication of surgery is not an automatic indication of medical negligence. We carefully review each case — seeking proper evaluation by medical experts when warranted to identify if there is cause for a personal injury claim.

Do you want to learn more about pursuing a personal injury claim following a CRPS/RSD diagnosis? Our Haverhill personal injury attorneys are ready to talk to you and help you understand the next steps. Call 978-374-4736 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation. Our law firm has provided experienced, caring, responsive service in the Merrimack Valley since 1946.

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