Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 147–156

Medicolegal issues in cluster headache

  • Elizabeth Loder
  • John Loder

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-004-0029-5

Cite this article as:
Loder, E. & Loder, J. Current Science Inc (2004) 8: 147. doi:10.1007/s11916-004-0029-5


This paper identifies legal issues of relevance to the diagnosis and treatment of cluster headache, including areas of actual and potential malpractice liability. Legal topics that are relevant to cluster headache can be divided into five categories: diagnostic-related issues, risks inherent in the disease process, prescribing and treatment-related problems, research-related issues, and disability determination.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Loder
    • 1
  • John Loder
    • 2
  1. 1.Headache and Pain Management ProgramsThe Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.2 Ropes & Gray LLPOne International PlaceBostonUSA