Mississippi Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Mississippi?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Mississippi for 2022 was $483,811. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $245,597.

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

    In 2022, there were 81 medical malpractice payments made in Mississippi. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 32 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Mississippi ranked number 30 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 Mississippi?

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

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

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

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

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2022Mississippi$7,750,000Improper Performance
2021Mississippi$6,150,000Improper Performance
2022Mississippi$3,950,000Failure to Identify Fetal Distress
2009Mississippi$3,650,000Wrong Dosage Administered
2021Mississippi$3,650,000Radiology or Imaging Error
2009Mississippi$3,450,000Improper Performance
2004Mississippi$2,950,000Failure to Treat Fetal Distress
2022Mississippi$2,950,000Improper Performance
2016Mississippi$2,850,000Failure to Perform Procedure
2004Mississippi$2,750,000Wrong Procedure or Treatment

Mississippi Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $245,597

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 1,699

Average Payment (2022): $483,811

Total Number of Payments (2022): 81

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 10

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 30 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Diagnosis Related - 30% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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