Washington E-Newsletter

AMA Analyses: Medical Liability Premiums Surge; One in Three Physicians Sued

According to a recent American Medical Association (AMA) analysis, a surge in medical liability premiums has extended into a fourth consecutive year. It suggests a “hard” insurance market has spread across many states, making it difficult for physicians to find affordable coverage. Fifteen states reported double-digit percentage increases in premiums in 2022, and the analysis also found striking differences in premiums by geography.

Another AMA report found that nearly one-third (31.2%) of U.S. physicians in 2022 reported they had previously been sued. While the study did not include neurosurgery, previous studies have found that as many as 80% of all neurosurgeons have been sued at least once in their career.

For information on neurosurgery-supported solutions to reshape the current medical liability system to better serve both physicians and patients, read the AMA’s Medical Liability Reform– Now!