Chris Taylor, MD, MBA, FAANS— Medical malpractice litigation is of specific interest to neurosurgeons. A limited number of previous works have explored litigation in neurosurgery. These have relied on personal case series (1,2) or review of data from individual insurance companies (3,4,5). In previous works, spine surgery has been identified as the most common type of procedure resulting in litigation; however, it is also the most common type of procedure in neurosurgical practice.
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