Ohio Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Ohio?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Ohio for 2022 was $474,458. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $321,903.

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

    In 2022, there were 269 medical malpractice payments made in Ohio. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 12 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Ohio ranked number 36 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 Ohio?

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

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

    Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Ohio is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Ohio is an osteopathic physician (DO).

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.
Ohio Medical Malpractice Payment Amounts By Year
Ohio Medical Malpractice Payments By Year

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

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2020Ohio$27,500,000Unnecessary Procedure
2022Ohio$14,500,000Failure to Treat
2022Ohio$13,500,000Improper Choice of Delivery Method
2019Ohio$9,950,000Improper Management
2007Ohio$9,850,000Failure to Delay a Case When Indicated
2016Ohio$8,750,000Failure to Identify Fetal Distress
2008Ohio$8,650,000Delay in Performance
2018Ohio$7,450,000Delay in Treatment of Identified Fetal Distress
2015Ohio$6,950,000Failure to Diagnose
2009Ohio$5,950,000Improper Performance

Ohio Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $321,903

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 5,521

Average Payment (2022): $474,458

Total Number of Payments (2022): 269

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 13

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 36 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Treatment Related - 34% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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