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Erb’s Palsy Statistics

The condition known as Erb’s palsy is caused by an injury to the brachial plexus—the nerves surrounding the shoulder. Erb’s palsy is also called brachial palsy, Erb-Duchenned paralysis, or Klumpke paralysis. The following are some key facts and statistics about medical malpractice and Erb’s palsy.

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The following are medical malpractice statistics from various sources about Erb’s palsy:

Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for obstetrics malpractice in the USA:

  • 1,129 medical malpractice payments were made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • $497,121 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • $265,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 15,516 medical malpractice payments were made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • $369,543 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • $200,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to obstetrics related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for Obstetrics malpractice in the USA:

  • There was a 5.56 year mean time delay between obstetrics related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • There was a 4.63 year median time delay between obstetrics related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for obstetrics malpractice and nursing malpractice in the USA:

  • 264 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against registered nurses in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 8 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 281 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 15 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 0 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against advanced nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for obstetrics malpractice in the USA:

  • There were 8,428 obstetrics related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
  • 7% of primary malpractice acts or omissions were obstetrics related in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
  • $2,824,280,036 in payments were made for obstetrics related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)

Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for midwife malpractice in the USA:

  • 445 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding nurse midwife in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 10 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding lay midwives in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 281 obstetrics related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 0 anaesthesia related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 28 diagnosis related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 0 equipment or product related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 8 monitoring related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 2 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 7 surgery related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 22 treatment related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • 0 IV and blood products related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

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