Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Settlement Amounts

Medical Malpractice Settlement Amounts

No Court Proceedings.$347,562.5414,214
Judgment for the plaintiff.$1,699,094.68202
Judgment for the defendant.$57,795.28117
Summary judgment for the defendant.$9,214.79108
Directed verdict for plaintiff.$901,860.5459
Summary judgment for the plaintiff.$236,900.0455
Directed verdict for defendant.$46,824.7851
Judgment for the plaintiff after appeal ...$1,772,612.8127
Judgment for the defendant after the appeal ...$260,602.3611
Judgment notwithstanding the verdict for plaintiff.$729,910.758
No Response$98,321.717
Judgment notwithstanding the verdict for defendant.$451,253.676

What Is the Average Value of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Florida?

count of malpractice cases by year
count of malpractice cases by year

Based upon the above dataset the average indemnity paid for a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida is about $446,000. We calculated this value based upon 16,000 cases from 1996 through 2020 with the highest number of cases (441, 450) occurring in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

From this same dataset we can roughly estimate that at least 88% of medical malpractice lawsuits in the state of Florida are a win for the plaintiff, keep in mind though that this does not take into account how many total lawsuits were filed.

We can also see settlement amounts by the severity of injury where 33% come from lawsuits with the severity of the injury was death but the highest percentage indemnity paid out was for grave quadriplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care, or fatal prognosis.

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