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Medical Malpractice and Surgical errors/complications

Medical errors and malpractice for Surgical errors/complications: medical news summaries for Surgical errors/complications:

The following medical news items are relevant to the medical errors (including malpractice) for Surgical errors/complications:

Medical malpractice statistics for Surgical errors/complications:

The following are statistics from various sources about medical malpractice and Surgical errors/complications:

  • General medical malpractice statistics related to surgery malpractice in the USA:
    • Nearly 50% of malpractice trials were against surgeons in 75 of the largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
    • Nearly 33% of malpractice trials were against nonsurgeons in 75 of the largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
    • Roughly 50% of medical malpractice trials related to surgeons in the 75 largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice)
    • Roughly 33% of medical malpractice trials related to nonsurgeons in the 75 largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice)
    • Roughly 23% of medical malpractice trials against nonsurgeon doctors were won by the plaintiff in the 75 largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice)
    • Roughly 26.5% of medical malpractice trials against surgeons were won by the plaintiff in the 75 largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for surgery malpractice in the USA:
    • 4,132 medical malpractice payments were made due to surgery related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $222,285 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to surgery related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $115,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to surgery related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 49,429 medical malpractice payments were made due to surgery related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $172,172 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to surgery related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $82,500 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to surgery related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment report statistics for surgery-related malpractice in the USA:
    • There were 28,102 surgery related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • 24% of primary malpractice acts or omissions were surgery related in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • $3,851,200,397 in payments were made for surgery related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for surgery malpractice in the USA:
    • There was a 5.56 year mean time delay between surgery related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • There was a 4.63 year median time delay between surgery related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for surgery malpractice and nurses in the USA:
    • 274 surgery related malpractice payment reports were made against registered nurses in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 46 surgery related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 7 surgery related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 5 surgery related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 1 surgery related malpractice payment reports were made against advanced nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

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About malpractice:

For a general overview of medical malpractice issues for all diseases, see Medical Malpractice. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, including malpractice-related issues in misdiagnosis, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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