A new study has unearthed some scary data about malpractice in the State of Connecticut.

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Personal injury attorneys Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC recently released the results of a nationwide malpractice study and it is bad news for the Nutmeg State. They analyzed over 20 years of statistics from official government records from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and found that CT is the 10th worst state for medical malpractice in the U.S.

According to the report:

"Connecticut averaged 0.62 incidents of medical malpractice per practitioner. Approximately 169 reports in the state saw the patient receive payment of $2 million or more." 

Our neighbors in New York are worse off, the study concluded:

"NY topped the study as the state with the highest incidence rate of medical malpractice. Since 1990, approximately 64,594 medical malpractice payment reports have been recorded in New York, the highest total of any state across the country. During this time, there have been 704 medical malpractice payment reports of $2 million or more. 1992 was the worst year for patients in New York, with 2,562 reports lodged during this year. While New York remains the worst state for medical malpractice, the number of medical malpractice payment reports has dropped significantly since the turn of the century, from 2,505 reports in 2001 to 1,162 reports in 2022. Despite this, New York still has the highest incidence of medical malpractice in America, averaging 1.25 reports per practitioner. " 

Here are the Top 5 worst states for medical malpractice:

1. New York

2. Pennsylvania

3. New Jersey

4. Michigan

5. New Mexico

Mike Montesi, the Managing Partner at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC said:

The East Coast appears to be the most dangerous region for medical patients, with six of the 10 states in the study having a shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean. With reports of understaffing and strikes for wage increases within the healthcare sector, it will be interesting to monitor incidents of medical malpractice within the coming years for possible spikes or drops.” 

The data analysis was done by www.gkbm.com

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