The average medical malpractice payment in New Jersey for 2022 was $426,667. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $369,565.
In 2022, there were 515 medical malpractice payments made in New Jersey. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 6 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, New Jersey ranked number 7 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." New Jersey is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Failure to Diagnose." The second most frequent allegation appearing for New Jersey in the database is "Improper Performance."
Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. New Jersey is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in New Jersey is a registered nurse.
|2016||New Jersey||$14,500,000||Failure to Treat|
|2022||New Jersey||$14,500,000||Wrong Dosage Administered|
|2014||New Jersey||$13,500,000||Wrong Dosage Administered|
|2014||New Jersey||$12,500,000||Communication Problem Between Practitioners|
|2016||New Jersey||$11,500,000||Delay in Diagnosis|
|2015||New Jersey||$10,500,000||Failure to Treat|
|2016||New Jersey||$9,450,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2010||New Jersey||$8,750,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2011||New Jersey||$7,650,000||Intubation Problem|
|2011||New Jersey||$7,450,000||Failure to Diagnose|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $369,565
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 12,276
Average Payment (2022): $426,667
Total Number of Payments (2022): 515
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 19
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 7 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Failure to Diagnose
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)