The average medical malpractice payment in Montana for 2022 was $366,326. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $252,078.
In 2022, there were 26 medical malpractice payments made in Montana. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 46 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Montana ranked number 34 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." Montana is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Improper Performance." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Montana in the database is "Failure to Diagnose."
Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Montana is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Montana is a nurse practitioner.
|2019||Montana||$1,950,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2007||Montana||$1,750,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2016||Montana||$1,750,000||Delay in Diagnosis|
|2018||Montana||$1,450,000||Failure-to-Report on Patient Condition|
|2020||Montana||$1,450,000||Failure to Perform Procedure|
|2008||Montana||$1,250,000||Delay in Treatment|
|2006||Montana||$1,150,000||Delay in Treatment|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $252,078
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 945
Average Payment (2022): $366,326
Total Number of Payments (2022): 26
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 33
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 34 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance
Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance
Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Surgery Related - 39% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)