New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in New Hampshire?

    The average medical malpractice payment in New Hampshire for 2022 was $370,750. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $389,530.

  • How many medical malpractice settlements have there been in New Hampshire?

    In 2022, there were 55 medical malpractice payments made in New Hampshire. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 37 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, New Hampshire ranked number 15 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 New Hampshire?

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

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

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

The Largest Medical Malpractice Payments for New Hampshire (2004-2022)

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2016New Hampshire$22,500,000Failure to Diagnose
2020New Hampshire$4,550,000Failure to Diagnose
2017New Hampshire$3,350,000Failure to Diagnose
2011New Hampshire$2,950,000Delay in Treatment of Identified Fetal Distress
2016New Hampshire$2,950,000An Otherwise Unclassified Allegation
2019New Hampshire$2,950,000Delay in Performance
2007New Hampshire$2,750,000Failure to Diagnose
2007New Hampshire$2,750,000Failure to Diagnose
2012New Hampshire$2,450,000Failure to Monitor
2016New Hampshire$2,450,000Failure to Diagnose

New Hampshire Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $389,530

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 1,045

Average Payment (2022): $370,750

Total Number of Payments (2022): 55

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 30

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 15 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Treatment Related - 35% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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