Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The State of Medical Malpractice Payouts

I have written a few articles and blog posts about medical malpractice.  A company recently published a study of medical malpractice claims from 2012.  Some interesting findings are:
  • New York had the highest dollar amount of total payouts for 2012, $763,088, 250. 
  • 48% of all payouts came from only 5 states (New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Pennsylvania). 
  • The vast majority of payouts were from settlements; only 5% of payouts made it to trial and were received from a judgement. 
  • Texas and North Dakota had the lowest, per capita payouts.
  • The highest percentage of malpractice claims were due to failure to diagnose.
A link to that study can be found here:
Diederich Heatlhcare 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis.

Links to some of my articles on Medical Malpractice:
Bailey, R.  Resident Liability in Medical Malpractice. Annals of Emergency Medicine (January 2013).
Bailey, R. Medical Liability Reform: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. What’s Up in Emergency Medicine (June 2011). https://www.emra.org/content.aspx?id=583
Bailey, R. The Litigators Lions Pit: The Top 10 Medical Malpractice Issues Every Resident Should Know. What’s Up in Emergency Medicine (March 2011).


  1. This also means that doctors in that area are the ones that have a higher tendency to be negligent in terms of looking at patient histories. I've even read about doctors not knowing how to use EMRs that caused them to overlook a patient's medical history. My friend was fortunate enough to have a reputable Arizona medical malpractice attorney to assist her in getting the compensation she deserves.

  2. The subject of medical malpractice is something that we really should look into. It's really a serious issue. People have been having qualms about consulting a doctor due to such instances. I think further study can be done as to whether the negligence is mostly caused by substandard medical education or just plain coincidence. Thanks for sharing!
    Ravi Agarwal @ MediQ Financial

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