Table 2

Indemnity payout by adjudication status, 1985-2008
Average indemnity payment
Plaintiff verdict Defendant verdict Plaintiff settlement Dropped, withdrawn or dismissed Arbitration, mediation
High-liability risk specialties $504,318 NA $306,096 NA $317,741
Emergency medicine $336,857 NA $245,925 NA $235,693
General surgery $461,492 NA $242,864 NA $298,619
Obstetric & Gynecologic Surgery $576,843 NA $376,800 NA $358,620
Radiology $377,890 NA $255,952 NA $279,365
Low-liability risk specialties $518,733 NA $256,513 NA $267,838
General and family practice $421,712 NA $216,933 NA $272,569
Internal medicine $565,375 NA $273,044 NA $259,368
Pediatrics $676,754 NA $367,005 NA $276,459

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