Data Shows New Jersey is Second to Only New York When it Comes to Medical Liability Costs

Per Capita Payouts           An infographic from Diederich Healthcare, a division of Diederich Insurance Agency, LLC; provides a visualization that handily summarizes the 2014 medical malpractice costs data from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The data reveals that New Jersey is second only to New York when it comes to per capita medical liability costs. Total payouts in New Jersey in 2014 were $264,501,750, a per capita cost of $29.59.              

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