TABLE 2

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

Closed Claims, %Indemnity Payment, $Defense Expenses, $
AverageMedianAverageMedian
Errors in diagnosis31.87260 015139 00021 7598358
No medical misadventure21.63332 44299 00017 5393983
Improper performance13.25204 73756 25018 9864347
Failure to supervise/monitor case9.46325 272134 75024 9638661
Medication errors4.70166 63636 25017 5745152