Vermont Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Vermont?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Vermont for 2022 was $624,500. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $292,659.

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

    In 2022, there were 10 medical malpractice payments made in Vermont. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 49 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Vermont ranked number 47 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 Vermont?

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

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

    Across the country, the largest number of medical malpractice payments (about 70%) are made on behalf of MDs. Vermont is an exception to this general rule as the most frequent provider in the database is .

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

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

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2008Vermont$6,250,000Improper Management
2022Vermont$3,850,000Failure to Identify Fetal Distress
2020Vermont$3,250,000Improper Management
2008Vermont$1,950,000Failure to Diagnose
2009Vermont$1,950,000Failure to Diagnose
2014Vermont$1,950,000Improper Management
2019Vermont$1,950,000Failure to Identify Fetal Distress
2011Vermont$1,750,000Failure to Diagnose
2018Vermont$1,750,000Delay in Diagnosis
2020Vermont$1,750,000Improper Choice of Delivery Method

Vermont Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $292,659

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 343

Average Payment (2022): $624,500

Total Number of Payments (2022): 10

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 6

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 47 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Treatment Related - 40% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Dentist

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