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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Friday, May 3, 2013

2013 Med Mal Payouts

Diederich Healthcare has released the 2013 statistics for med mal payouts.  It's a treasure trove of data.  Some quick takes:

  • $3.6 billion in med mal payouts in 2012
  • 12,142 total payouts in 2012
  • Payouts were 3.4% lower than 2011 (continuing a downward trend since 2003)
  • 5% of payouts were judgments versus 93% settlements
  • The largest alleged injury (31%) was death


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