Payouts Surge for Malpractice / Medical Negligence

Categories: Research & Statistics

Citing AIHW medical negligence statistics, this article on medical malpractice makes the case that medical negligence claims have surged in Australia. Although a ‘surge’ appears to be an exaggeration on the medical negligence statistics presented, it correctly highlights that more than 200 payouts of $500,000+ have been made in the past decade for medical malpractice and that the biggest medical negligence payouts have occurred in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology and anaesthesia…[source]