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Richard J. Dehncke

Richard J. Dehncke
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Richard Dehncke has the distinct honor of being recognized as one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers. Injury Attorney Richard Dehncke has proudly represented seriously injured persons and their families confidently, competently, and compassionately for 30 years. His legal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Dehncke has attended the prestigious Harvard Law School Center for Legal Negotiation. He is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Memberships include the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Bar Association. He has been awarded the highest national AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

 


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  Fibromyalgia Injury Attorney

Fibromyalgia is a little known but increasingly common disease that affects 3- 6 million Americans. For reasons we are not completely sure of, fibromyalgia most often affects women. In fact, an astonishing 80%-90% of fibromyalgia sufferers are women. What makes this disease so difficult is that it is often hard to diagnose, adding to the pain and frustration patients feel.

Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder associated with extreme muscle pain, fatigue and tender points along the body. Patients suffering from fibromyalgia find it difficult to work, drive and even enjoy an active lifestyle. As the disorder worsens, patients often find themselves on multiple medications simply to perform simple daily activities and manage the pain. There are multiple symptoms and causes of fibromyalgia.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Tender points along the neck, back and spine that are tender to palpate or touch
  • Stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Numbness in hands and feet with or without tingling
  • “Fibro Fog”- problems with memory or thinking
  • Sleeping difficulties

Causes of Fibromyalgia:

  • Infections: In some situations, fibromyalgia appears to be caused by the development of certain illnesses
  • Physical or Emotional Trauma: Car accidents, traumatic stress and even post traumatic stress disorders have all been associated with developing fibromyalgia
  • Genetics: There appears to be evidence that fibromyalgia runs in families, leading experts to consider a genetic link to the disorder.

If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may be entitled to collect Social Security Disability  benefits and/or workman's compensation. Due to its complex nature, obtaining benefits to deal with the disabilities associated with fibromyalgia can be difficult. Since there is no blood test or medical test that can definitively prove the existence of fibromyalgia,  you will need a qualified personal attorney on your side. Your attorney will need to prove that the debilitating affects of fibromyalgia have prevented you from working and have created real limitations to your abilities. Attorneys will need to submit supporting medical records and may even need to use medical experts to prove to the courts that  fibromyalgia meets all the impairment categories used in Social Security cases.

If your fibromyalgia was caused by a car accident or as a direct result of trauma you received, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Medical bills and lost wages can damage your credit rating and place you in financial hardships. If your disabilities are a result of another person's negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation.

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you should not be denied disability benefits. If you have been denied disability, contact a personal attorney today to receive the benefits you deserve.

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Colorado Personal Injury Attorney - Additional Practice Areas

Temporal Mandibular Joint Injury Attorney
Trucking Accidents Attorney
Recreational Vehicle Accident Attorney
Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney
Wrongful Death Attorney
Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Bus Accident Attorney
Scooter Accident Attorney
Childhood Injury Attorney
Big Rig Accident Attorney

Rear End Collision Attorney
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Fork Lift Accident Attorney
Burn Injury Attorney
Eye Injury Attorney
Rollover Accident Attorney
Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Fibromyalgia Attorney
Rental Car Accident Attorney
Taxi Cab Accident Attorney
The Colorado Personal Injury Law Offices of Richard J. Dehncke serves all of Colorado including the residents of cities such as Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Parker, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Thornton, Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood and Centennial, as well as Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Larimer County, Weld County, and Colorado's Western Slope.
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