*The unique practitioner categories of Physicians and Doctors of Osteopathic accounted for $4,629.03M of the Total Payment Amount of $5,296.87M.
Even looking at the most current NPDB data for Texas MDs and Doctors of Osteopathic alone, the numbers depict Texas physicians at a higher risk of being sued for medical malpractice.
Why The Higher Volume of Texas Medical Malpractice Cases?
According to data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the state is at risk of a shortage of surgical specialists by 2025. So Texas is recruiting physicians and surgeons to meet the demand for high-risk specialties – including plastic surgery, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, and OB/GYN.
The potentially severe intraoperative patient injuries and post-operative complications in these specialty procedures are among the most often cited in medical malpractice allegations. For example, plastic surgery procedures most often performed in Texas include gluteal fat grafting or buttock lift. Also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, this procedure has the highest death rate at 1 in 3,000 than for any other cosmetic or aesthetic surgery, according to a review of closed medical malpractice claims by “A” rated carrier The Doctors Company.
MEDPLI advisors stay current with changes to the Texas medical malpractice laws, statutes of limitations, and tort reforms that could affect claim volume and damage caps. We’re here to ensure that you get the right amount of coverage at the best price for your specialty. We also obtain quotes from the leading Texas medical malpractice insurance carriers rated “A” by AM Best for their financial solvency and robust legal support of policy holders.
High-Payout Texas Medical Malpractice Cases
Facing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Texas without robust malpractice insurance could be financially devastating to your practice. The following are just a few examples of Texas medical malpractice cases that were settled out of court over the past three years: