Medical Malpractice and Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Daniel D. Lydiatt, Robert Lindau

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Medical malpractice occurs worldwide; the USA has the greatest problem, reaching crisis proportions, affecting healthcare delivery and access to care. Rates of thyroid surgery and carcinoma incidence seem to be increasing in the USA. Healthcare personnel frustrated with lack of litigation reform are looking for litigation prevention through education, analysis and management strategies by analysing data from professional legal services from past litigation summaries. Studies from head and neck sites, including thyroid and parathyroid, have been done. We highlight these studies, attempting to identify solutions, areas of concern and potential risk management, and prevention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThyroid Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPreventing and Managing Complications
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780470659502
StatePublished - Dec 18 2012


  • Litigation
  • Malpractice
  • Medico-legal
  • Recurrent nerve injury
  • Standard of care
  • Tort reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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