Litigation relating to Diagnosis Discussion

Ongoing or potential litigation relating to current condition: According to Littlejohn (1989) It is generally acknowledged that pain symptoms persist while there are outstanding medicolegal considerations. Patients who perceive themselves as injured in this situation are very reluctant to let go of their symptoms until the final verdict has taken place and they receive their compensation...Here, the medicolegal process itself acts as the main stimulus to continue the symptoms.. Patients who have potential compensation for their upper extremity disorder have an increased likelihood of having otherwise unexpected problems with delayed, incomplete or temporary recovery. The reasons for this are probably multifactorial, and not necessarily related to malingering.

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