The average medical malpractice payment in New Mexico for 2022 was $320,036. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $274,278.
In 2022, there were 173 medical malpractice payments made in New Mexico. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 19 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, New Mexico ranked number 1 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 Mexico 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 Mexico 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 Mexico is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in New Mexico is a dentist.
|2015||New Mexico||$10,500,000||Unnecessary Procedure|
|2016||New Mexico||$10,500,000||Unnecessary Treatment|
|2016||New Mexico||$7,150,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2017||New Mexico||$6,750,000||Delay in Performance|
|2015||New Mexico||$5,950,000||Improper Performance|
|2004||New Mexico||$5,650,000||Failure-to-Report on Patient Condition|
|2015||New Mexico||$3,950,000||Wrong Procedure or Treatment|
|2016||New Mexico||$3,950,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2014||New Mexico||$3,250,000||Failure to Recognize a Complication|
|2005||New Mexico||$2,950,000||Failure to Diagnose|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $274,278
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 2,369
Average Payment (2022): $320,036
Total Number of Payments (2022): 173
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 37
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 1 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 - 34% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)