Jan 12, 2009

What's average medical malpractice claim paid in Vermont?

The average amount for a medical malpractice claim paid in Vermont is $352,750. This according to statistics compiled by The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, whose state health data lists this 2007 number for Vermont. It also list $3,527,500 as the total paid in 2007, so we can interpolate from that that there were 10 paid claims in 2007.

The web site offers comparative statistics on medical malpractice claims paid in all 50 states. Leading the pack in total dollars paid is New York state with $674,683,750 (an average of $441,547 per claim paid). For more information, see the Kaiser web site, click on: med mal claims paid data.