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By: Michael Eshman
Diedrich Healthcare published a graphic analysis of medical malpractice payouts in 2013 based on numbers recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank. The numbers reveal an uptick in medical malpractice payout amounts nationwide for the first time since 2003. Diagnosis related claims remained approximately one-third of total payout amounts. The graphic analysis provides a great overview of the trends nationwide and by state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides the hard data behind this analysis and is a helpful resource to anyone with more specific questions with respect to medical malpractice claims trends within specific states.