Hawaii Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Hawaii?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Hawaii for 2022 was $468,321. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $400,756.

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

    In 2022, there were 35 medical malpractice payments made in Hawaii. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 43 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Hawaii ranked number 33 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 Hawaii?

    In Hawaii, the most frequent allegation reported in the database is "Failure to Treat." The second most frequent allegation is "Failure to Diagnose".

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

    Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Hawaii is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Hawaii 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.
Hawaii Medical Malpractice Payment Amounts By Year
Hawaii Medical Malpractice Payments By Year

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

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2011Hawaii$5,450,000Delay in Treatment of Identified Fetal Distress
2011Hawaii$5,450,000Delay in Treatment of Identified Fetal Distress
2005Hawaii$4,950,000Failure-to-Protect a Third Party
2010Hawaii$4,750,000Failure to Treat
2010Hawaii$4,750,000Failure to Treat
2022Hawaii$4,450,000Delay in Diagnosis
2017Hawaii$4,150,000Improper Management
2012Hawaii$3,750,000Failure-to-Obtain Consent or Lack of Informed Consent
2009Hawaii$3,450,000Failure/Delay in Referral or Consultation
2009Hawaii$2,950,000Failure to Diagnose

Hawaii Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $400,756

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 655

Average Payment (2022): $468,321

Total Number of Payments (2022): 35

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 15

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 33 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Failure to Treat

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Failure to Treat

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Treatment Related - 29% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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