Pedicle Screw Cases Thrown Out--at a Price

Three years and $10 million later, four medical societies have finally been exonerated in the first mass tort litigation to hit CME. But the victory incurred costs beyond legal fees.

In the mass of cases, which involved more than 2,000 civil actions and 5,000 plaintiffs, four medical societies--the North American Spine Society (NASS), the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Am

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