Nurse Professional Liability Exposures: 2015 Claim Report Update

This report examines nurse claims that can help you identify liability patterns and trends so you can understand your areas of greatest vulnerability, and take appropriate action to protect patients from harm and reduce the risk of potential litigation.



The 80-page report offers:

  • Professional liability claim data and analysis
  • License protection claim data and analysis
  • Legal case studies
  • A self-assessment checklist
  • Risk management recommendations
  • Selected highlights of the nurse work profile survey
Download this self-assessment checklist to see if you're in compliance with recommended standards of patient care.

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Nurse Practitioner Claim Report: 4th Edition - A Guide to Identifying and Addressing Professional Liability Exposures

This Nurse Practitioner Claim Report released by NSO and CNA, reports that the average cost to defend a malpractice lawsuit against a nurse practitioner is $60,034.   

Nurse Professional Liability Exposure Claim Report: 4th Edition: Minimizing Risk, Achieving Excellence

The 4th Edition of the Nurse Claim Report provides a wealth of statistical data and analysis that shows how nurses’ malpractice claims have evolved over the past 20 years.  Use the report’s risk control strategies to reduce your potential exposures and improve patient outcomes.  Feel free to share it with your colleagues.

Nurses’ Malpractice Insurance Claim Reports

Nurse Professional Liability Exposure Claim Report: 4th Edition
Minimizing Risk, Achieving Excellence

By analyzing legal cases against nurses with NSO malpractice coverage, we can identify the underlying nursing and other factors that lead to claims. Nurses can then learn from their peers’ experiences to protect themselves and their patients.  After analyzing the data, it also becomes clear the cost of malpractice insurance for nurses is negligible compared to the cost of nursing malpractice cases or State Board of Nursing investigations.
 
Key findings include:

  • $210,513 average malpractice claim cost, up from $201,670 in the 2015 report
  • 18.5% of malpractice claims were against med/surg nurses, down from 40.1% in the 2011 report
  • 20.7% of malpractice claims were against home health nurses, up from 8.9% in the 2011 report
  • $5,330 average license defense cost for a nurse, a 58.9% increase since the 2011 report

Create effective anti-bullying policies

Workplace bullying contributes to decreased team cohesion, burnout, retention issues, and absenteeism. This article will help managers and other nurses influence policy development with suggestions on crafting usable and effective anti-bullying policies.