According to 2008 data from The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation's statehealthfacts.org, Vermont led the nation in the average medical malpractice claim amount $839,119 (compared to $352,750 for the previous year). Certainly Vermont did not lead the total number of claims paid or the largest amounts paid. There were only 13 claims paid in Vermont in 2008.
When ranked by total dollars paid, Vermont comes in 45th out of 51 states (including D.C.).
See statehealthfacts.org for more interesting data on Vermont and any other state, such as: