Chronic Pain

 

Chronic Pain Compensation Claims

Specialist chronic pain lawyers with over 30 years of experience in the industry. They work as a team so you always have advice on hand and nationally renowned experts working on your case. Proud to be recognised nationwide as specialists in their field, Anne & Paul also offer a no win, no fee service.

Anne Felmingham, Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

We quizzed Anne Felmingham, Partner and Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence on her route to becoming a lawyer, how she balances a career with being a mum and what she loves about her role.

The Forgotten Victims of Chronic Pain

Often when chronic pain is caused by an accident, the family become full-time carers and ultimately also suffer as a direct impact of the injury encountered by their loved one. By Paul Turner Over many years I have acted for individuals who have...

Managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in the hot weather

With the UK currently experiencing an elongated period of hot weathers, many people suffering from CRPS are experiencing flare ups along with new and sometimes additional extreme symptoms.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

By Anne Felmingham , May 2020 May 12 th  is  Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and was founded by the National Fibromyalgia Association as a day where sufferers of this silent and debilitating condition are able to unite to spread awareness about...

No Win No Fee: What Does It Actually Mean?

Injured at work in the last 3 years?  Was it someone else's fault? 
If you answer yes to both, it is likely you can bring a claim for compensation

Top 12 tips for CRPS sufferers over Christmas

November is nearly over and with that it brings thoughts of Christmas and the conclusion of CRPS awareness month. Over the course of November we have been looking at spreading awareness for this debilitating condition and providing useful information for...

Chronic pain and family life

Chronic pain can have a profound influence on family life and relationships.  Families can find it very difficult having to watch a loved one suffer and being unable to help.  A person suffering with this illness and their close family members...

The brave face of chronic pain - We understand what you are going through.

Suffering from a personal injury, accident or being the victim of negligence at the hands of a medical professional can be an extremely worrying and traumatic time. Here at Goughs our specialist personal injury and medical negligence lawyers...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Five: The Opioid Crisis

Professor Lesley Colvin, from the University of Dundee was quoted in a recent report “Most people are aware of the opioid epidemic in the States, where there's been a huge increase in strong opioids prescribed for the management of chronic pain...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Four - Alternative Treatments

In this penultimate article in our series of treatments for chronic pain we will be looking at alternative treatments that have been used or are currently being tested.. We will be exploring a number of treatments that are readily available and some that...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain - Part Three: Medication

Almost every person who has suffered from or been diagnosed with a Chronic Pain disorder will have initially been prescribed medication designed to manage their pain. Medication is the first and most obvious solution for treating and managing pain. There...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Two - Non Surgical Treatments

In the last article we looked at the different surgical options available for treating chronic pain conditions.  In this article we will be looking at some of the other medical treatments available to manage chronic pain.

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part One - Surgical options

Suffering from a chronic pain condition can be a lonely place.  Studies have shown over two fifths of the current population of the UK currently suffer from a chronic pain condition, many of which have developed as a result of an injury which has occurred as a result of the negligence of a third party. 

Freedom of Choice: Choose your Lawyer carefully

Freedom of choice is not something that is generally discussed when instructing a solicitor for the first time but it is an important thing to be aware of.  Freedom of choice does exactly what it says on the tin – it allows you to choose who will...

Establishing Causation of Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Paul Turner, Associate Chronic Pain Lawyer at Goughs Solicitors discusses the difficulties Fibromyalgia sufferers may face when it comes to proving the causative basis of their condition. One of the biggest challenges in establishing whether an accident...

Breaking the Pain Cycle

As a specialist lawyer working closely with victims of chronic pain, I feel immensely privileged to act for people who are often vulnerable and whose lives they describe as being “on hold”. 

Thankfully, I have not experienced any chronic pain in my life, of course I have broken bones and pulled muscles, however, unlike with victims of chronic pain, my pain went away. 

Causes of Fibromyalgia, Diagnostics and Treatment

It’s not clear why some people develop Fibromyalgia, a chronic muscular/tendon pain disorder. The exact cause is unknown, but it's likely that a number of factors are involved.

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, how is it diagnosed and can it be treated?

To continue our campaign to raise awareness of chronic pain conditions we have set out what a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) means. CRPS is a chronic pain condition that develops after trauma to the body, causing severe and normally...

The Cycle of Chronic Pain

Pain is subjective; each person will experience and manage pain in their own way.  If the pain, following an acute injury or illness lasts longer than six months, it is then considered chronic. Chronic pain can have an all-pervasive effect on...

Fifty Shades of Pain

Pain is an objective experience. By definition it is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. If the pain of an acute injury or illness lasts longer than six months, it is then considered chronic. Pain is experienced by everyone in different ways,...