Nebraska Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Nebraska?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Nebraska for 2022 was $411,101. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $225,226.

  • How many medical malpractice settlements have there been in Nebraska?

    In 2022, there were 32 medical malpractice payments made in Nebraska. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 45 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Nebraska ranked number 45 of 59, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Armed Forces populations.

  • What is the most common type of medical malpractice claim in Nebraska?

    Across the country, the most common allegations giving rise to medical malpractice payments are "Failure to Diagnose" and "Improper Performance." Nebraska is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Improper Performance." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Nebraska in the database is "Failure to Diagnose."

  • Which type of healthcare provider pays the most medical malpractice claims in Nebraska?

    Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Nebraska is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Nebraska is an osteopathic physician (DO).

A few notes about this: The database only shows which claims were paid and does not include claims that were presented but rejected. Also, the database does not include payments by non-providers like health systems and hospitals. There are also some number of claims that go unreported each year. Finally, the information contained in the reports is self-reported by the providers, their insurance companies, and other provider representatives.
Nebraska Medical Malpractice Payment Amounts By Year
Nebraska Medical Malpractice Payments By Year

The Largest Medical Malpractice Payments for Nebraska (2004-2022)

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2007Nebraska$4,550,000An Otherwise Unclassified Allegation
2020Nebraska$1,950,000Improper Performance
2018Nebraska$1,750,000Improper Performance
2022Nebraska$1,550,000Delay in Diagnosis
2018Nebraska$1,450,000Patient Positioning Problem
2022Nebraska$1,450,000Improper Performance
2007Nebraska$1,350,000Improper Performance
2017Nebraska$1,350,000Improper Choice of Delivery Method
2018Nebraska$1,350,000Improper Performance
2009Nebraska$1,250,000Failure to Identify Fetal Distress

Nebraska Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $225,226

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 1,220

Average Payment (2022): $411,101

Total Number of Payments (2022): 32

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 22

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 45 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improperly Performed Vaginal Delivery

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Surgery Related - 41% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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