While medical malpractice claims filed against surgeons and surgical residents have decreased over recent years, payment amounts from these types of claims are increasing, according to a recent study.
The study analyzed data from 58,518 surgical malpractice claims filed from 1990 through 2006 from the National Practitioner Data Bank. The highest payment amounts came from claims filed in Wisconsin, Illinois, Delaware, and Connecticut.
Between 1990 and 2006, researchers found that claims filed against surgeons decreased by about 154 a year. Researchers also found that the pay-outs on these claims increased by about $3,200 a year.
The majority of claims against surgeons involved improper performance or improper treatment.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of an improper treatment or other type of medical malpractice, contact the Green Bay improper treatment attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys today.