Table 1.

Primary Malpractice Allegation Group in All Claims

Allegation typeFrequencyPercent (%)
Delay in diagnosis1832.7
Failure to diagnose1629.1
Delay in treatment59.1
Failure to treat47.3
Failure to monitor35.5
Failure to perform procedure35.5
Delay in treatment of identified fetal distress11.8
Improper management11.8
Wrong body part11.8
Wrong medication administered11.8
Wrong medication ordered11.8
Wrong procedure or treatment11.8