The average medical malpractice payment in Colorado for 2022 was $389,467. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $297,207.
In 2022, there were 115 medical malpractice payments made in Colorado. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 31 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Colorado ranked number 40 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." Colorado is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Improper Performance." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Colorado 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. Colorado is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Colorado is a dentist.
|2008||Colorado||$5,250,000||Delay in Diagnosis|
|2013||Colorado||$4,950,000||Delay in Diagnosis|
|2014||Colorado||$4,750,000||Delay in Diagnosis|
|2018||Colorado||$4,650,000||Delay in Performance|
|2006||Colorado||$4,450,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2005||Colorado||$3,950,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2009||Colorado||$3,950,000||Failure to Monitor|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $297,207
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 2,748
Average Payment (2022): $389,467
Total Number of Payments (2022): 115
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 26
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 40 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance
Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance
Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Surgery Related - 28% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)