MALPRACTICE;

OLR Research Report


February 26, 2003

 

2003-R-0243

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE RATES

By: Jerome Harleston, Senior Attorney

STATE

SPECIALTY

AVERAGE RATE

SURCHARGE

Connecticut

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GNY

$ 10,612

$ 40,146

$ 82,238

 

Indiana

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GYN

$ 4,216

$ 15,221

$ 20,406

State sets surcharge by specialty

Kansas

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GYN

$ 4,802

$ 19,445

$ 30,140

$ 1,199

$ 4,662

$ 7,207

Louisiana

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GYN

$ 6,918

$ 23,778

$ 32,965

$ 4,162

$ 13,135

$ 25,096

Nebraska

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GYN

$ 3,127

$ 10,896

$ 17,786

Surcharge is 35% of primary policy premium

New Mexico

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GYN

$ 7,802

$ 35,915

$ 35,915

Surcharge is % of primary policy premium

Pennsylvania

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GYN

$ 10,972

$ 54,521

$ 60,789

$ 4,984

$ 21,499

$ 23,951

South Carolina

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GYN

$ 5,745

$ 21,337

$ 28,883

$ 3,207

$ 11,790

$ 15,720

Wisconsin

Internist

General Surgeon

OB/GYN

$ 5,205

$ 17,433

$ 25,133

Surcharge from $ 1,500 to $ 9,000 depending on specialty

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