October 2017 Edition. Volume XVII

In the year 2000 Jury Verdict Research of Horsham, PA, on the basis of their database of over 21,000 cases reported that verdicts favoring the plaintiff occurred in only 38% of cases. The most common jury cases involved surgical negligence and misdiagnosis. From the data collected by Burton Report® and the Medical-Legal Committee of the American College of Spine Surgeons the following overview of medical malpractice relating to spine care is being presented:

Why Spine Care is at High Risk for Medical-Legal Suits

The Most Common Causes of Medical-Legal Problems

The Anesthesiologist’s Dilemma

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