The average medical malpractice payment in Indiana for 2022 was $236,046. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $239,091.
In 2022, there were 271 medical malpractice payments made in Indiana. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 11 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Indiana ranked number 14 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." Indiana is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Failure to Diagnose." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Indiana in the database is "Improper Performance."
Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Indiana is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Indiana is an osteopathic physician (DO).
|2006||Indiana||$15,500,000||Improper Choice of Delivery Method|
|2022||Indiana||$5,950,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2012||Indiana||$2,450,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2004||Indiana||$2,250,000||Failure to Treat Fetal Distress|
|2006||Indiana||$2,250,000||Failure to Order Appropriate Test|
|2013||Indiana||$1,750,000||Agent Use or Selection Error|
|2022||Indiana||$1,750,000||Failure-to-Instruct or Communicate with Patient or Family|
|2007||Indiana||$1,350,000||Failure to Delay a Case When Indicated|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $239,091
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 4,953
Average Payment (2022): $236,046
Total Number of Payments (2022): 271
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 48
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 14 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Failure to Diagnose
Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance
Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Surgery Related - 30% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)