Cover image of the CRICO Strategies CBS Report Medical Malpractice in America

Key findings:

  • the risk of having a claim or suit filed against obstetricians/ gynecologists has dropped 44%
  • average case management expenses increased on average 3.5% annually, reaching $46,000 per case in 2016, outpacing both consumer and legal inflation indices
  • the volume of high-indemnity payments (of $3M–11M) increased 7% annually
  • a medical malpractice case challenging a clinician’s judgment is 2.8 times more likely to close with payment than a case without clinical judgment issues

2018 CRICO Strategies National CBS Report

Case frequency is down, costs are up, and $1M payments are more common. Those are just a few significant findings from the 2018 CBS Benchmarking Report, Medical Malpractice in America.

Powered by CRICO Strategies’ incredibly rich Comparative Benchmarking System database, Medical Malpractice in America analyzes 124,000 cases from 2007–2016: what failed, why, and changes in vulnerabilities over time. Ten-year trends in case frequency, indemnity, and expenses are presented along with exploration of the clinical aspects of malpractice claims and suits.

Michael Paskavitz, Assistant Vice President of CRICO Strategies, shares three reasons why health care leaders should read this report.

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