Statistics gathered by the The Kaiser Family Foundation and published on its website statehealthfacts.org, shows that in 2011, 14 medical malpractice claims were paid in Vermont totaling $$3,622,500. That places Vermont 48th on the list when ranking states from highest to lowest in total dollars paid. The average claim size of $258,750, is slightly higher than the previous year. (In 2010, 19 paid medical malpractice claims totaled $4,551,250 for an average of $239,539 per claim).
Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), Public Use Data File (NPDB1110.POR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Practitioner Data Banks; accessed 3/27/12. For more on Kaiser's state-by-state medical malpractice claims data at Statehealthfacts.org.