Kansas Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Kansas?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Kansas for 2022 was $219,206. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $175,319.

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

    In 2022, there were 194 medical malpractice payments made in Kansas. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 18 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Kansas ranked number 2 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 Kansas?

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

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

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

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

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2021Kansas$4,750,000Failure to Recognize a Complication
2004Kansas$3,250,000Failure to Identify Fetal Distress
2006Kansas$2,950,000Failure to Monitor
2013Kansas$2,650,000Failure to Perform Procedure
2004Kansas$2,450,000Failure to Perform Procedure
2012Kansas$1,950,000Failure to Recognize a Complication
2019Kansas$1,950,000Improper Performance
2021Kansas$1,950,000Improper Performance
2022Kansas$1,950,000Improper Performance
2010Kansas$1,850,000Failure to Identify Fetal Distress

Kansas Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $175,319

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 2,993

Average Payment (2022): $219,206

Total Number of Payments (2022): 194

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 49

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 2 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance

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

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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