TABLE 4

Frequency of Various Malpractice Payments and Median Amounts

Malpractice GroupFrequency, % (n)Median Payment
Obstetrics related27.6 (1135)$395 000
Anesthesia related3 (105)$315 000
Intravenous treatment and blood products related0.2 (8)$225 000
Diagnosis related27.9 (1146)$195 000
Medication related3.4 (140)$165 000
Monitoring related3.0 (125)$195 000
Surgery related10.2 (419)$115 000
Treatment related21.5 (885)$97 500
Behavioral health related0.7 (28)$70 000
Other miscellaneous2.4 (99)$47 500
Equipment/product related0.4 (17)$27 500