Can I Sue for Fibromyalgia?
September 2, 2018 | Personal Injury
From popstars to construction workers, fibromyalgia is a life-changing condition that can lead to insurmountable medical bills and a complete career meltdown.
Lady Gaga, for example, cited fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as the reason she canceled a tour in 2017. A woman in Pennsylvania won a $315,000 settlement after a truck accident that sparked chronic pain and suffering. These cases are more common than you think, and it’s important to find a lawyer who can help you navigate them.
Victims of fibromyalgia in Missouri and Illinois may be able to open a claim against their employer, a property owner, or even a driver that caused a car accident that prompted the condition. This includes vehicle accidents, workers compensation claims, medical malpractice, and other claims.
What is Fibromyalgia?
According to the Mayo Clinic, fibromyalgia is widespread musculoskeletal pain. The exact cause is tough to pinpoint, though it may begin after psychological stress, surgery, an infection, or trauma. Symptoms vary but often include cognitive difficulties, fatigue, full-body pain, IBS, migraines, and complications of existing conditions.
Fibromyalgia is most likely tied to genetics, your sex (women have a higher tendency to have fibromyalgia), and other disorders. An event like a car accident or significant stress could “trigger” the condition. Fibromyalgia is similar to other rheumatic diseases like lupus, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Call a Fibromyalgia Claims Lawyer Today
It can be difficult for long-term disability lawyers to win claims against insurance companies. However, fibromyalgia has been a red button issue and you may be able to reclaim compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other financial hardships if you develop fibromyalgia. Joint pain, deep aches, and other symptoms may be caused by laborious work conditions, a car accident, or some other injury. If you or a family member have a case, contact the Dixon Injury Firm for a free consultation from our St. Louis fibromyalgia claims lawyers now.