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Anesthesia Malpractice Statistics

Medical Malpractice Statistics for Anesthesia Complications

The following are statistics from various sources about medical malpractice and anesthesia complications:

  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for anesthesia malpractice in the USA:
  • 467 medical malpractice payments were made due to anesthesia 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 anesthesia 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 anesthesia related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 5,691 medical malpractice payments were made due to anesthesia 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 anesthesia 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 anesthesia 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 anesthesia 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 anesthesia 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 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against registered nurses in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 750 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anesthetists in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 0 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 5 anesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 1 anesthesia 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 anesthetists in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 8 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anesthetists 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 anesthetists in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
  • Less than 1% of malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anesthetists 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 anesthesia 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 anesthesia related in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
  • $752,770,562 in payments were made for anesthesia related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)

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