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Physical Therapy Claim Reports​​​​​​​​​​​

Physical Therapy Liability Claim Report: 4th Edition 

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

Risk Control Spotlights:
  • Protecting Your License​
  • Documentation – Coming Soon
  • Home Care – Coming Soon!
  • Telehealth – Coming Soon!
  • Falls – Coming Soon!
  • Liability for Business Owners and Supervisors – Coming Soon!
  • Burns (Video, Legal Case Study) – Coming Soon!


Additional Resources:



2016 Physical Therapy Professional Liability Exposures​

HPSO and CNA’s third physical therapists’ liability report provides access to data for malpractice and license defense claims that occurred between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014. 

The 74-page report offers:

  • Professional liability claim data and analysis
  • License protection claim data and analysis
  • Legal case studies
  • A self-assessment checklist
  • Risk management recommendations



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