The average medical malpractice payment in Oklahoma for 2022 was $256,881. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $251,177.
In 2022, there were 148 medical malpractice payments made in Oklahoma. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 26 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Oklahoma ranked number 17 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." Oklahoma is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Failure to Diagnose." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Oklahoma in the database is "Improper Performance."
Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Oklahoma is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Oklahoma is an osteopathic physician (DO).
|2019||Oklahoma||$15,500,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2020||Oklahoma||$7,450,000||Failure to Treat Fetal Distress|
|2004||Oklahoma||$6,450,000||An Otherwise Unclassified Allegation|
|2005||Oklahoma||$5,950,000||Failure to Order Appropriate Test|
|2005||Oklahoma||$5,250,000||Failure to Identify Fetal Distress|
|2014||Oklahoma||$2,750,000||Patient History, Exam, or Workup Problem|
|2011||Oklahoma||$2,350,000||Failure to Order Appropriate Test|
|2017||Oklahoma||$2,250,000||Failure/Delay in Referral or Consultation|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $251,177
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 3,163
Average Payment (2022): $256,881
Total Number of Payments (2022): 148
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 45
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 17 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Failure to Diagnose
Most Common Allegation in 2021: Failure to Diagnose
Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Treatment Related - 34% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)