The average medical malpractice payment in Arizona for 2022 was $385,888. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $312,776.
In 2022, there were 204 medical malpractice payments made in Arizona. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 17 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Arizona ranked number 28 of 59, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Armed Forces populations.
Across the country, the most common allegations giving rise to medical malpractice payments are "Failure to Diagnose" and "Improper Performance." Arizona is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Improper Performance." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Arizona in the database is "Failure to Diagnose."
Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Arizona is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Arizona is a dentist.
|2019||Arizona||$7,950,000||Failure-to-Obtain Consent or Lack of Informed Consent|
|2022||Arizona||$6,450,000||Delay in Performance|
|2022||Arizona||$3,750,000||Failure to Order Appropriate Test|
|2005||Arizona||$3,450,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2006||Arizona||$2,950,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2016||Arizona||$2,950,000||Failure to Use Aseptic Technique|
|2017||Arizona||$2,950,000||Failure to Order Appropriate Test|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $312,776
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 4,413
Average Payment (2022): $385,888
Total Number of Payments (2022): 204
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 28
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 28 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance
Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance
Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Treatment Related - 27% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)