Oregon: Medical Malpractice Insurance Requirements for 2020
Oregon carries no legal requirement that doctors carry medical malpractice insurance. Though there is no legal requirement, most hospitals in Oregon require that doctors have malpractice coverage in order to treat patients.
Oregon’s state constitution prohibits caps on non-economic damages in personal injury cases, but it caps non-economic damages in wrongful death cases at $500,000, including wrongful deaths caused by medical malpractice. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of care and guidance, and other losses. Damages for monetary losses like lost wages and medical bills are known as “economic” damages, and no cap applies to this kind of compensation.
Liability limits of $1 million per occurrence or claim and $3 million per annual aggregate are the typical policy amounts when purchasing medical malpractice insurance in Oregon. OB/GYNs and surgeons might need policies with higher liability limits than this.
Oregon: Medical Malpractice Insurance Outcomes for 2019
The total medical malpractice payout in Oregon for 2019 was $56,528,500.
TOTAL PAYOUT VS. OUTCOME
TYPE OF INJURY
PAYOUTS BY PATIENT TYPE
PAYOUTS BY PATIENT GENDER
OREGON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE RATES BY SPECIALTY
|Specialty||Approximate Rate||Minimum Rate||Maximum Rate|
|Cardiovascular Disease Minor Surgery||$11,000||$10,000||$13,000|
|Family Practice No Surgery||$7,000||$4,000||$9,000|
|Gastroenterology No Surgery||$10,000||$9,000||$11,000|
|Internal Medicine No Surgery||$8,000||$5,000||$9,000|
|Neurology No Surgery||$10,000||$9,000||$12,000|
|Obstetrics and Gynecology Major Surgery||$36,000||$25,000||$45,000|
|Ophthalmology No Surgery||$6,000||$4,000||$8,000|
|Orthopedic Surgery No Spine||$20,000||$14,000||$25,000|
|Pediatrics No Surgery||$8,000||$6,000||$9,000|
|Radiology – Diagnostic||$12,000||$8,000||$16,000|
*State filed rates from 2016
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