Idaho Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Idaho?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Idaho for 2022 was $435,465. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $296,433.

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

    In 2022, there were 43 medical malpractice payments made in Idaho. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 40 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Idaho ranked number 35 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 Idaho?

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

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

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

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.
Idaho Medical Malpractice Payment Amounts By Year
Idaho Medical Malpractice Payments By Year

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

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2016Idaho$7,150,000Improper Management
2016Idaho$7,150,000Improper Management
2016Idaho$4,250,000Failure to Use Aseptic Technique
2011Idaho$3,850,000Failure to Diagnose
2011Idaho$3,650,000Delay in Performance
2011Idaho$3,650,000Delay in Performance
2012Idaho$2,750,000Unnecessary Procedure
2020Idaho$2,450,000Improper Performance
2014Idaho$2,350,000Delay in Performance
2014Idaho$2,350,000Delay in Performance

Idaho Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $296,433

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 703

Average Payment (2022): $435,465

Total Number of Payments (2022): 43

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 18

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 35 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Treatment Related - 42% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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