Being injured due to someone else’s negligence is devastating. When the injury results in a long-term condition that causes pain and disability is even more devastating and reactive arthritis is one of those conditions.
Reactive arthritis is inflammation by the joints that is caused by an infection that takes place somewhere in the body. Foodborne illness, for example, can cause infection in the gastrointestinal tract and that can later lead to reactive arthritis.
The symptoms can include joint inflammation, redness, swelling, pain, and heat. Inflammation and redness of the eyes can also be symptoms of reactive arthritis. There may even be inflammation in the urinary tract. The symptoms may not appear at all, but if they do they may show up at once.
If you have been injured and an infection resulted from that injury that led to reactive arthritis, you can hold the responsible party accountable for the monetary damages caused by that accident. When the physical problems are the result of someone’s negligence, then your own insurance company may not want to pay. Instead, they want the responsible party to pay. So you can sue for present and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and much more with the help of your Mankato personal injury lawyer.
Thorough Personal Injury Investigation
It is imperative that your case is thoroughly investigated so that fault can be established and the proper amount of monetary damages determined.
Reactive arthritis can begin approximately 1 to 3 weeks after an infection develops. It is not understood why some people develop reactive arthritis while others do not, but it is believed that genetics are at work. There may be a specific gene present that causes a person to develop it, but that gene doesn’t always mean that a person will get it. Having this gene will not affect your ability to file a lawsuit for monetary damages caused by the incident.
Ensuring You Get the Medical Attention You Deserve
It is important that you receive the proper medical treatment for your reactive arthritis. Unfortunately, it is an easy condition to misdiagnose because there is not a lab test to confirm its presence. If you have been diagnosed with something such as food poisoning, your doctor should expect reactive arthritis if you have any of the symptoms.
One your diagnosis is officially made, that information can be used in your case. Your Southern Minnesota personal injury attorney will investigate every element of the case and include all evidence so you can get the most out of your personal injury lawsuit. Getting the maximum compensation will ensure that you are taken care of.
Contact A Mankato Personal Injury Attorney
Reactive arthritis can be caused by an infection within the body. Sometimes that infection can be the result of food poisoning or another incident caused by the negligence of someone else. If you have been injured due to the fault of someone else, you may have a personal injury claim. Call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 for a free consultation.