If You Need One Reason to Support TMA...

TMA is responsible for tort reform laws that keep your medical malpractice premium rates in check.

Since 2008, our legislative wins and ongoing protection have saved Tennessee physicians an average of $8,650 per physician, per year. 


Tort Reform - Average Medical Specialty Saving by Specialty 
Data provided by SVMIC - 2019


Specialty


2009


2010


2011-19


Annual Savings


5-year Savings (2013-2019)


% Savings

Plastic Surgery

$29,137

$20,171

$20,171

$8,966

$44,830

31%

Anesthesiology

$13,145

$10,106

$9,348

$4,179

$20,895

29%

Internal Medicine

$8,283

$6,368

$6,186

$2,097

$10,485

25%

Family Medicine - No Surgery

$8,283

$6,368

$6,186

$2,097

$10,485

25%

Family Medicine - Minor Surgery

$13,982

$10,750

$9,348

$4,634

$23,170

33%

Family Medicine - Major, no surgical OB

$19,014

$14,619

$13,523

$5,491

$27,455

29%

Family Medicine, Major, w/ surgical OB

$27,960

$21,479

$19,885

$8,075

$40,375

29%

General Surgery

$36,454

$28,027

$25,925

$10,529

$52,645

29%

Nephrology - Non-Interventional

$7,659

$5,889

$5,175

$2,484

$12,420

32%

Nephrology - Interventional

$13,982

$10,750

$10,440

$3,542

$17,710

25%

Orthopedic - Minor Surgery

$13,982

$10,750

$10,440

$3,542

$17,710

25%

Radiology - Non-Interventional

$7,659

$5,889

$5,175

$2,484

$12,420

32%

Radiology - Minor Invasive

$11,480

$8,826

$7,343

$4,137

$20,685

36%

Radiology - Minor Interventional

$13,982

$10,750

$10,440

$3,542

$17,710

25%

Radiology - Major Interventional

$15,782

$12,034

$11,966

$3,816

$19,080

24%

Orthopedic - Major Surgery

$27,111

$20,843

$18,316

$8,795

$43,975

32%

Obstetrics/ Gynecology

$52,386

$40,276

$33,530

$18,856

$94,280

36%

Neurosurgery

$49,228

$37,848

$35,009

$14,219

$71,095

29%

Emergency Medicine

$32,637

$25,092

$25,531

$7,106

$35,530

22%

Gastroenterology

$13,993

$10,758

$8,956

$5,037

$25,185

36%

Pathology

$8,622

$6,629

$5,175

$3,447

$17,235

40%

Support TMA So We Can Continue Supporting You

Tennessee's favorable medical liability climate is under constant attack, and TMA is a voluntary, nonprofit membership organization. We need your support to protect the gains we have made in recent years.

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Christy Reeves
Director of Member Services
615.460.1669
christy.reeves@tnmed.org