An Analysis Of Paid Medical Malpractice Claims In The U.S. For 2010

An analysis of paid medical malpractice claims in the United States for 2010 based on data from the National Practitioner Data Bank for physicians (MDs), osteopathic physicians (DOs), interns, and residents found that there were 9,894 paid medical malpractice claims. The highest number of paid claims was in New York (1,373), with total payments in the amount of $667,168,500 (average payment: $485,920).  The fewest paid claims were in South Dakota (8), with total payments in the amount of $1,940,000 (average payment: $242,500).

The following states (in addition to New York) had more than 100 paid medical malpractice claims for 2010 (28 total states plus Puerto Rico):

Payments for Maryland medical malpractice cases (224) totalled $84,869,250 (average payment: $378,881).

Payments for Virginia medical malpractice cases (149) totalled $59,850,250 (average payment: $401,680).

Payments for Washington State medical malpractice cases (120) totalled $35,800,000 (average payment: $298,333).

Payments for North Carolina medical malpractice cases (146) totalled $49,487,750 (average payment: $338,957).

Payments for South Carolina medical malpractice cases (127) totalled $28,925,000 (average payment: $227,756).

Payments for Kansas medical malpractice cases (160) totalled $26,359,000 (average payment: $164,744).

Payments for Texas medical malpractice cases (510) totalled $87,022,500 (average payment: $170,632).

Payments for Pennsylvania medical malpractice cases (844) totalled $298,788,750 (average payment: $354,015).

Payments for West Virginia medical malpractice cases (173) totalled $18,772,100 (average payment: $108,509).

Payments for Tennessee medical malpractice cases (117) totalled $32,863,500 (average payment: $280,885).

Payments for New Jersey medical malpractice cases (479) totalled $188,105,000 (average payment: $392,704).

Payments for Ohio medical malpractice cases (260) totalled $79,164,600 (average payment: $304,479).

Payments for Oklahoma medical malpractice cases (122) totalled $39,562,000 (average payment: $324,279).

Payments for New Mexico medical malpractice cases (102) totalled $23,995,800 (average payment: $235,253).

Payments for Missouri medical malpractice cases (155) totalled $51,467,000 (average payment: $332,045).

Payments for Michigan medical malpractice cases (308) totalled $52,241,250 (average payment: $169,614).

Payments for Massachusetts medical malpractice cases (282) totalled $136,569,750 (average payment: $484,290).

Payments for Louisiana medical malpractice cases (304) totalled $52,156,500 (average payment: $171,567).

Payments for Kentucky medical malpractice cases (102) totalled $30,358,250 (average payment: $297,630).

Payments for Indiana medical malpractice cases (238) totalled $64,791,000 (average payment: $272,231).

Payments for Illinois medical malpractice cases (312) totalled $195,382,500 (average payment: $626,226).

Payments for Georgia medical malpractice cases (185) totalled $68,124,000 (average payment: $368,238).

Payments for Florida medical malpractice cases (838) totalled $233,141,300 (average payment: $278,212).

Payments for Connecticut medical malpractice cases (109) totalled $58,366,500 (average payment: $535,472).

Payments for Colorado medical malpractice cases (108) totalled $41,520,800 (average payment: $384,452).

Payments for California medical malpractice cases (909) totalled $187,183,800 (average payment: $205,923).

Payments for Arizona medical malpractice cases (168) totalled $49,965,250 (average payment: $297,412).

(Payments for Puerto Rico medical malpractice cases (289) totalled $14,114,300 (average payment: $48,838).)

Source

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