REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY

Patient sued physicians for medical malpractice, alleging that she developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) as result of surgery that should not have been performed and, in any event, was negligently performed STERN, J.A.D.

This is another difficult case involving a claim of medical malpractice impacted by a pre-existing condition and assertions that the patient's health habits (specifically excessive smoking) contributed to her condition. Plaintiff contends that she developed *125 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) as a result of surgery that should not have been performed and, in any event, was negligently performed. We affirm the judgment for defendants.

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