Nevada Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Nevada?

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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."

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

    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.

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.
Nevada Medical Malpractice Payment Amounts By Year
Nevada Medical Malpractice Payments By Year

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

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2007Nevada$7,650,000Failure/Delay in Admission to Hospital or Institution
2021Nevada$6,850,000Delay in Treatment
2019Nevada$3,950,000Failure to Diagnose
2017Nevada$3,450,000Failure to Diagnose
2009Nevada$2,450,000Delay in Diagnosis
2018Nevada$2,450,000Improperly Performed Resuscitation
2018Nevada$2,450,000Improper Management
2006Nevada$1,950,000Failure to Identify Fetal Distress
2012Nevada$1,950,000Failure to Diagnose
2016Nevada$1,950,000Delay in Treatment of Identified Fetal Distress

Nevada Statistics at a Glance

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)

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