TABLE 1

Five Most Prevalent Medical Conditions for Pediatrics (1985–2005)

Closed Claims, %Indemnity Payment, $Defense Expenses, $
AverageMedianAverageMedian
Brain-damaged infant8.66439 232324 83931 46617 232
Meningitis4.90430 396275 00028 78813 196
Routine infant or child health check2.83150 18942 50018 8494417
Respiratory problems in the newborn2.56270 607162 50020 0024962
Appendicitis2.12118 87742 27317 41110 081