5 states with the highest medical malpractice payouts

Medical malpractice payouts in the U.S. amounted to $4.03 billion in 2018, according to LeverageRx's 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report.

LeverageRx, a lending and insurance broker for healthcare professionals, compiled the report with information from HHS, as well as the National Practitioner Data Bank, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce and Division of Practitioner Data Bank.

Five states with the highest medical malpractice payout amounts in 2018:

1. New York: $685.3 million
2. Pennsylvania: $369 million
3. Florida: $346.9 million
4. California: $269.2 million
5. New Jersey: $226.7 million

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