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Anesthesiology and medical malpractice

Anesthesiology and medical malpractice: Anesthesiology is one medical specialty that is known to be related to medical malpractice. In any surgery, the anesthetic is often more dangerous to the patient than the knife. Death can result from any problem with anesthetic, patients can react poorly, and there may be little room for error. For this reason and others, allegations of medical malpractice are common in anesthesiology, because problems are common and the resulting outcome for the patient is often poor. Medical indemnity premiums for anesthesiologists are usually higher than other specialties.

Related Medical Malpractice Statistics

  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for anesthesia malpractice in the USA:
    • 467 medical malpractice payments were made due to anaesthesia related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $338,190 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to anaesthesia related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $150,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to anaesthesia related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 5,691 medical malpractice payments were made due to anaesthesia related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $245,935 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to anaesthesia related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $93,750 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to anaesthesia related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for anesthesia malpractice in the USA:
    • There was a 3.74 year mean time delay between anaesthesia related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • There was a 3.44 year median time delay between anaesthesia related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for anesthesia malpractice in the USA:
    • 100 anaesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against registered nurses in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 750 anaesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 anaesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 5 anaesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 1 anaesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against advanced nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for nurse anesthetic malpractice in the USA:
    • 1,000 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 8 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment report statistics for nurse anesthetic malpractice in the USA:
    • 469 malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • Less than 1% of malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for Anesthesia malpractice in the USA:
    • There were 3,765 anaesthesia related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • 3% of primary malpractice acts or omissions were anaesthesia related in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • $752,770,562 in payments were made for anaesthesia related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • $369,253 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physicians in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $178,750 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physicians in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 6,211 (3.2%) medical malpractice payments were made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physicians in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $255,856 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physicians in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $100,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physicians in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • There was a 3.67 year mean delay between anesthesia related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • There was a 3.30 year median delay between anesthesia related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • 5 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against registered nurses in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 44 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anesthetists in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 1 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse practitioners in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against advanced nurse practitioners in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • 52 (11.8%) medical malpractice payments related to anesthesia were made by nurses in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $527,821 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by nurses in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $213,750 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by nurses in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 906 (19.6%) medical malpractice payments related to anesthesia were made by nurses in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $250,326 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by nurses in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $100,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by nurses in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • 3 (2.5%) medical malpractice payments related to anesthesia were made by physician assistants in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $83,333 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physician assistants in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $50,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physician assistants in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 6 (0.8%) medical malpractice payments related to anesthesia were made by physician assistants in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $112,148 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physician assistants in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $50,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to anesthesia related malpractice by physician assistants in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

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