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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida

Even when you have an injury that heals normally and allows you to fully recover and go on with your life in good health, it can be a traumatic experience. Imagine having an injury that leads to chronic pain or nerve damage long-term. These effects can be debilitating and create emotional and financial stress that permanently changes your life.

At Nicoletti Walker Trial Firm, we continually strive to uphold the rights and best interests of our clients as they seek to move forward with their lives in the aftermath of significant injuries. Injury cases involving chronic pain or nerve damage can sometimes lead to a diagnosis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RDS). If you are continuing to suffer the effects of your injury and want to pursue answers and potential financial compensation, we are ready to work with you.

We serve the needs of individuals and families throughout the greater St. Petersburg area, as well as Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, and Bradenton, Florida. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.



What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?

Sometimes referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a condition that results in chronic pain due to nerve damage. Contrary to what some people may believe, this is not a mental condition of the victim’s pain being “in their head,” but a very real physical ailment that is caused by injuries that affect the nerves.

RSD can be caused by an injury that directly affects the nerves (such as auto accidents or other blunt-force injuries) or can develop over time from other lingering injuries and physical conditions (such as carpal tunnel syndrome or severe arthritis).

Symptoms and effects of RSD can include:

  • Pain that starts out mild but grows more serious

  • Swelling, tenderness, or redness

  • Skin changes such as hardening or thickening

  • Bone deterioration (sometimes leading to osteoporosis)

  • Loss of motor function

These symptoms can begin in a localized area after an injury but spread to other areas of the body as time goes on. Increased pain or loss of mobility can result in significant disability. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury and subsequently developed RSD, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Your best option is to consult with an attorney regarding your case.

How Skilled Attorneys Can Help

Trying to move forward in life after a significant injury is difficult enough. Taking the appropriate steps to pursue legal action to obtain compensation for your injury on your own is another level of complication and frustration. Rather than attempting the journey alone, let a knowledgeable team of personal injury attorneys lead the way.

Our team will get to know you and your unique story as we explore the legal options that are available to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve. From our free initial consultation, through every stage of the legal process, until you reach the completion of your claim, we will be by your side to offer sound counsel, skilled direction, and aggressive representation on your behalf.

Having experienced attorneys on your side can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. You don’t have to go through this alone. Lean on us and let us guide you as you seek the most favorable result available to you.


We are a family-run law firm that is focused on providing trusted legal services to individuals and families dealing with injuries resulting from a wide range of accidents and situations. If you are suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, you may be eligible to take legal action. We represent clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, Clearwater, Tampa, and the greater St. Petersburg, Florida area. Reach out to us at Nicoletti Walker Trial Firm today to schedule a free consultation.