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

Washington: Medical Malpractice Insurance Requirements for 2020

The state of Washington does not require that doctors and physicians carry medical malpractice insurance. However, there is no cap on damages, and the state is legally required to collect information from doctors about medical malpractice insurance claims.

As it is with most hospitals and healthcare centers, many hospitals in Washington require that doctors have malpractice coverage in order to treat patients. Liability limits of $1 million per occurrence or claim and $3 million per annual aggregate are the standard policy amounts. High-risk specialties like Obstetrics/Gynecology or surgery tend to want policies with higher liability limits.

Washington: Medical Malpractice Insurance Outcomes for 2019

TOTAL PAYOUT

The total medical malpractice payout in Washington for 2019 was $49,494,500.

TOTAL PAYOUT VS. OUTCOME

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

TYPE OF INJURY

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PATIENT AGE

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PAYOUTS BY PATIENT TYPE

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PAYOUTS BY PATIENT GENDER

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

WASHINGTON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE RATES BY SPECIALTY*

*State filed rates from 2016

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