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Malpractice: Diagnostic errors top allegation involving children

Key clinical point: Diagnosis-related claims were most common in all age groups, except neonates.

Major finding: Thirty-seven percent of claims resulted in a payment to the claimant; the mean payment was $630,456.

Study details: Analysis of 1,215 closed claims during 2008-2017.

Disclosures: The Doctors Company, a national medical liability insurer, conducted the analysis.


Ranum D. The Doctor’s Advocate. First Quarter 2019.