Often after an accident or an injury, clients will often describe to their lawyer levels of fatigue they are experiencing. To be classified as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome it must have otherwise be unexplained, relapsing fatigue that is new (not lifelong); not the result of ongoing exertion; not relieved by rest; and that results in substantial decreases in levels of occupational, social, educational, or personal activities.
The patient must have four or more of the following eight symptoms. Symptoms must persist for six months and the patient must not have predated fatigue.
1. Self-reported impairment of memory or concentration that affects occupational, social, educational, or personal activities;
2. Sore throat;
3. Tender cervical (neck area) or axillary (underarm area) nodes;
4. Myalgias (muscle pain);
5. Arthralgias (pain along the nerve of the joint) – no redness or swelling;
6. Headaches of a new type;
7. Unrefreshing sleep;
8. Post-exertional malaise, lasting more than one day.
I have rarely met with a client who is receiving the full amount of benefits that he or she needs and that he or she is entitled to following an accident, without the help of a personal injury lawyer. If you are injured, you owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to get every benefit to which you are entitled, so that you can get back to being the person you were before the accident. That’s what insurance is for. Don’t sell yourself or your family short. Let me help you…