Connecticut Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Connecticut?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Connecticut for 2022 was $670,924. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $505,136.

  • How many medical malpractice settlements have there been in Connecticut?

    In 2022, there were 159 medical malpractice payments made in Connecticut. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 22 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Connecticut ranked number 11 of 59, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Armed Forces populations.

  • What is the most common type of medical malpractice claim in Connecticut?

    Across the country, the most common allegations giving rise to medical malpractice payments are "Failure to Diagnose" and "Improper Performance." Connecticut is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Improper Performance." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Connecticut in the database is "Failure to Diagnose."

  • Which type of healthcare provider pays the most medical malpractice claims in Connecticut?

    Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Connecticut is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Connecticut is a dentist.

A few notes about this: The database only shows which claims were paid and does not include claims that were presented but rejected. Also, the database does not include payments by non-providers like health systems and hospitals. There are also some number of claims that go unreported each year. Finally, the information contained in the reports is self-reported by the providers, their insurance companies, and other provider representatives.
Connecticut Medical Malpractice Payment Amounts By Year
Connecticut Medical Malpractice Payments By Year

The Largest Medical Malpractice Payments for Connecticut (2004-2022)

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2012Connecticut$14,500,000Improper Choice of Delivery Method
2008Connecticut$11,500,000Failure to Diagnose
2005Connecticut$7,950,000Failure to Recognize a Complication
2022Connecticut$7,850,000Failure to Perform Procedure
2012Connecticut$7,650,000Delay in Performance
2017Connecticut$7,450,000Failure to Diagnose
2022Connecticut$7,250,000Failure to Diagnose
2017Connecticut$6,450,000Failure to Diagnose
2015Connecticut$5,450,000Failure to Diagnose
2018Connecticut$5,350,000Failure-to-Obtain Consent or Lack of Informed Consent

Connecticut Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $505,136

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 2,963

Average Payment (2022): $670,924

Total Number of Payments (2022): 159

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 4

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 11 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Surgery Related - 32% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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