The average medical malpractice payment in Louisiana for 2022 was $253,094. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $194,558.
In 2022, there were 244 medical malpractice payments made in Louisiana. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 13 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Louisiana ranked number 8 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." Louisiana is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Failure to Diagnose." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Louisiana in the database is "Improper Performance."
Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Louisiana is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Louisiana is a nurse practitioner.
|2008||Louisiana||$5,350,000||Wrong Procedure or Treatment|
|2019||Louisiana||$4,950,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2021||Louisiana||$4,550,000||Failure to Recognize a Complication|
|2019||Louisiana||$4,450,000||Delay in Diagnosis|
|2019||Louisiana||$4,450,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2013||Louisiana||$4,250,000||Surgical or Other Foreign Body Retained|
|2022||Louisiana||$3,950,000||Failure to Treat|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $194,558
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 6,003
Average Payment (2022): $253,094
Total Number of Payments (2022): 244
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 46
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 8 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Failure to Diagnose
Most Common Allegation in 2021: Failure to Diagnose
Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Diagnosis Related - 34% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)