Decline in Federal Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
(23 Jul 2014) The latest available data from the federal courts show that during June 2014 the government reported 79 new personal injury - medical malpractice lawsuits filed. Continuing a gradual decline, this number is down 2.2 percent from a year ago, and down 8.1 percent from levels reported five years ago in June 2009.

Relative to population, the district of Alaska led the nation with 18.1 medical malpractice civil cases filed per one million people, compared with 2.4 such cases filed per million for the United States as a whole. Second was the District of Columbia with 14.2 suits per million, followed by the Southern District of West Virginia (Charleston) with 11.8 per million.

For the full report, including a five-year timeline and top district rankings, go to:
Each month, TRAC offers a report focused on one area of civil litigation in the U.S. district courts. In addition, subscribers to the TRACFed data service can generate custom reports by district, office, nature of suit or federal jurisdiction. To start, go to:
To keep up with TRAC, follow us on Twitter @tracreports or like us on Facebook:
TRAC is self-supporting and depends on foundation grants, individual contributions and subscription fees for the funding needed to obtain, analyze and publish the data we collect on the activities of the US Federal government. To help support TRAC's ongoing efforts, go to:

Customized queries of TRAC's data TRAC FBI Web Site TRAC DEA Web Site TRAC Immigration Web Site TRAC IRS Web Site TRAC ATF Web Site TRAC Reports Web Site FOIA Project Web Site
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
Copyright 2016
TRAC What's New TRAC