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PA & NJ Top List of States with Highest Medical Malpractice Cases

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PA & NJ Top List of States with Highest Medical Malpractice Cases

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PA & NJ Top List of States with Highest Medical Malpractice Cases

Data from the National Practitioner Databank was used to compile the 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis. The Databank is an entity that logs all medically related statistics including incidents of medical malpractice and subsequent payouts. The 2013 report is based on information collected from 2012 activities.

According to the 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis:

At $316 million, Pennsylvania ranked second in the nation in highest number of medical malpractice payouts. New Jersey trailed only slightly behind coming in at No. 4 with close to $207 million in payouts. New York came in No. 1 at $763,088,250 in payouts. California and Florida rounded out the top five.

The majority of claims were filed for wrongful death and significant permanent injury.

Overall, throughout the entire U.S., $3.6 billion in payouts were made to victims of medical malpractice. That amounts to 12,142 total payouts or one every 43 minutes of the year, the report revealed. The vast majority of payouts were the result of settled medical malpractice cases. In fact, only five percent of payouts were derived from judgments.

At the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, our attorneys are highly experienced and knowledgeable about Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers’ compensation law. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse or medical facility, contact us today for a free consultation.

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