The client was a 35 year old gentleman who injured his hands/ wrists in a work accident.
As a consequence of that injury he developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS). After initially being denied, counsel was able to have the RSD/CRPS accepted as compensable. The claimant was awarded Social Security Disability benefits as well as Medicare. At mediation the parties settled the case for a total of $463,000.00. A Medicare set aside account was approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. At the time of the settlement the claimant had already received $45,000.00 in lost wage benefits and $176,000.00 in medical benefits. Thus, the full value of the claim exceeded $684,000.00.