Key findings from the 5-year study include:
  • $46 million: Amount paid in malpractice claims against PTs insured through the HPSO Program over the 5-year study period
  • $134,761: Average total cost of a malpractice lawsuit against a PT, including legal defense costs
  • Improper management over patient’s treatment: Most common malpractice allegation against PTs
  • Fractures: Injury most commonly associated with malpractice claims against PTs
  • $6,420: Average legal cost to defend a PT from a state licensing board complaint

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