A new study reveals that “diagnosis-related events are the single largest root cause of medical professional liability claims.”
The study “provides insight into the root causes of diagnosis-related claims based on an analysis of 10,618 closed medical professional liability claims at Coverys across a five-year period (2013-2017).
The study found that 33% of all claims and 47% of all indemnity payments in the five years of claims that were studied. A whopping 54% of diagnosis-related claims results in serious injury and 36% result in death.
The study is a great read for those of us who file medical malpractice (now called “health care liability”) actions in Tennessee.