Medical malpractice rates in Oregon are moderate, but there have been some increases in recent years. Oregon also has relatively few insurers when compared with most states. In general, most obstetricians can still find policies for less than $50,000 per year, while general practitioner premiums hover around $10,000.
Unfortunately, rates are likely to rise after the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the state‚Äôs noneconomic damage cap unconstitutional in 2020. The high court ruled that the cap enacted by the legislature in 1987 violates the legal remedy clause of the Oregon Constitution. According to the 5-2 decision, the cap violated Article I, Sec. 10, of the state constitution, commonly referred to as ‚Äúthe remedy clause,‚ÄĚ which states ‚Äúevery man shall have remedy by due course of law for injury done him in his person, property or reputation.‚ÄĚ
And in 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court declared a portion of the state‚Äôs pre-litigation medical malpractice review panel process under the Utah Health Care Malpractice Act unconstitutional, determining that it violated the separation of powers doctrine.
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By combining our efforts with those of the Medical Liability Monitor ‚Äď the nation‚Äôs leading independent source of Medical Liability Insurance news, as well as the political, legal and risk management issues that affect the healthcare industry ‚Äď we‚Äôve published historic rate data for every county in the Beaver State. You can view all the rates by completing the three simple steps on the left of this page. You‚Äôll find the insights offered by this information invaluable when making your decision on your medical malpractice insurance coverage and carriers. This is only one of the many reasons that Cunningham Group Insurance has become the preferred online source for Oregon physicians, healthcare professionals and medical groups looking to find the best coverage and lower their medical malpractice insurance rates.
Coverage by Oregon County
Rates are constant across the 36 counties of Oregon. Even physicians in Multnomah County, which includes Portland and surrounding areas, will enjoy the same moderate rates as physicians in the rest of the state.