Oregon: Medical Malpractice Requirements, Insurance Rates, and Insurance Payout Data

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

TOTAL PAYOUT

The total medical malpractice payout in Oregon for 2019 was $56,528,500.

TOTAL PAYOUT VS. OUTCOME

Does not include all cases, for which outcome data was unavailable

TYPE OF INJURY

Does not include all cases, for which outcome data was unavailable

PATIENT AGE

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PAYOUTS BY PATIENT TYPE

Does not include all cases, for which patient type data was unavailable

PAYOUTS BY PATIENT GENDER

Does not include all cases, for which gender data was unavailable

OREGON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE RATES BY SPECIALTY*

*State filed rates from 2016

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