The average medical malpractice payment in Nevada for 2022 was $300,515. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $255,814.
In 2022, there were 116 medical malpractice payments made in Nevada. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 29 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Nevada ranked number 18 of 59, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Armed Forces populations.
Across the country, the most common allegations giving rise to medical malpractice payments are "Failure to Diagnose" and "Improper Performance." Nevada is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Improper Performance." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Nevada in the database is "Failure to Treat."
Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Nevada is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Nevada is a dentist.
|2007||Nevada||$7,650,000||Failure/Delay in Admission to Hospital or Institution|
|2021||Nevada||$6,850,000||Delay in Treatment|
|2019||Nevada||$3,950,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2017||Nevada||$3,450,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2009||Nevada||$2,450,000||Delay in Diagnosis|
|2018||Nevada||$2,450,000||Improperly Performed Resuscitation|
|2006||Nevada||$1,950,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2012||Nevada||$1,950,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2016||Nevada||$1,950,000||Delay in Treatment of Identified Fetal Distress|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $255,814
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 1,832
Average Payment (2022): $300,515
Total Number of Payments (2022): 116
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 41
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 18 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance
Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance
Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Treatment Related - 37% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)