Medical Malpractice Payment Amounts In New York State

Medical Malpractice Payment Amounts In New York State

In New York State, there is no cap on the amount of settlement a plaintiff can receive as compensation in a medical malpractice case. According to a 2011 article in The Christian Science Monitor citing a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, for the almost one in five medical malpractice lawsuits that plaintiffs win, the average medical malpractice payment nationally is $275,000. And a 2014 article in The Washington Post, citing data from Jeremy Gower/Diederich Healthcare, revealed that New York pays more in medical malpractice lawsuits than any other state by far. One of our medical malpractice cases, for example, settled for $15 million.

Each Case Is Different

While New York state traditionally yields high medical malpractice settlements, any individual settlement amount depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The injured person’s earning capacity
  • The degree to which the injury has affected the person’s life
  • The severity and prognosis of the person’s injury

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to win, as doctors and hospitals often have significant resources with which to fight lawyers that bring such allegations. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try if you or a loved one has been injured in a medical setting.

Make An Appointment Today

For your free initial consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in New York, call Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, at 212-863-9101 local or (800) 660-2264 toll free.