The average medical malpractice payment in Pennsylvania for 2022 was $398,437. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $358,533.
In 2022, there were 671 medical malpractice payments made in Pennsylvania. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 4 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Pennsylvania ranked number 9 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." Pennsylvania is among those jurisdictions for which the top allegation appearing in the database is "Failure to Diagnose." The second most frequent allegation appearing for Pennsylvania in the database is "Improper Performance."
Among all claims, the vast majority (about 70%) of the payments are associated with care provided by MDs. Pennsylvania is no exception. The second highest type of healthcare provider associated with malpractice claims in Pennsylvania is an osteopathic physician (DO).
|2015||Pennsylvania||$27,500,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2014||Pennsylvania||$17,500,000||Failure to Delay a Case When Indicated|
|2016||Pennsylvania||$17,500,000||Failure to Recognize a Complication|
|2018||Pennsylvania||$17,500,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2019||Pennsylvania||$14,500,000||Failure to Diagnose|
|2015||Pennsylvania||$8,450,000||Failure to Order Appropriate Medication|
Average Payment (2004-2022): $358,533
Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 17,392
Average Payment (2022): $398,437
Total Number of Payments (2022): 671
Rank in Average Payment (2022): 25
Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 9 of 59 Jurisdictions
Most Common Allegation (2022): Failure to Diagnose
Most Common Allegation in 2021: Failure to Diagnose
Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Diagnosis Related - 33% of all payments
Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)