Medical Malpractice Payments Rose Slightly in 2013 as Liability Insurance Costs Declined

Oct. 22, 2014 — Both the number and cumulative value of medical malpractice payments made on behalf of doctors increased slightly in 2013, marking the first such increase a decade, according to a new report released by Public Citizen. Medical liability insurance rates, which are not precisely tied to claims data and may lag behind payment trends, continued to decrease.