Wyoming Medical Malpractice Information

  • What is the average medical malpractice settlement in Wyoming?

    The average medical malpractice payment in Wyoming for 2022 was $133,000. Going back to 2004, the average malpractice payment in the database is $302,787.

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

    In 2022, there were 8 medical malpractice payments made in Wyoming. Among all of the various jurisdictions, this ranked number 51 out of 59 in terms of raw numbers, but when viewed in terms of claims per capita, Wyoming ranked number 49 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 Wyoming?

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

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

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

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

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

YearStateAmountAllegationFull Report
2021Wyoming$8,050,000Improper Performance
2007Wyoming$2,950,000Failure to Diagnose
2015Wyoming$1,950,000Failure to Perform Procedure
2021Wyoming$1,750,000Wrong or Misdiagnosis
2014Wyoming$1,350,000Failure to Order Appropriate Medication
2010Wyoming$1,150,000Delay in Diagnosis
2004Wyoming$1,050,000Failure to Diagnose
2005Wyoming$995,000Delay in Diagnosis
2005Wyoming$995,000Improper Performance
2007Wyoming$995,000Failure to Diagnose

Wyoming Statistics at a Glance

Average Payment (2004-2022): $302,787

Total Payments in Database (2004-2022): 332

Average Payment (2022): $133,000

Total Number of Payments (2022): 8

Rank in Average Payment (2022): 52

Rank in Number of Payments Per Capita (2022): 49 of 59 Jurisdictions

Most Common Allegation (2022): Improper Performance

Most Common Allegation in 2021: Improper Performance

Most Common Nature of Claim (2022): Surgery Related - 38% of all payments

Type of Provider with Most Payments: Physician (MD)

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