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Infographic: Malpractice Payouts Increase for First Time in a Decade

2014 Medical Malpractice infographic

For the first time in 10 years, there was an increase in the total medical malpractice payout amounts in 2013, according to new data from Diederich Healthcare, a medical malpractice insurance company. As recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank, the increase in actual dollars in 2013 was $168 million more than 2012 (a 4.7% increase), which is close to the amounts of payouts in 2009. As usual, most of the payout are a result of settlements (96%) instead of judgments.

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