Over the past decade, the Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out $871 million to settle medical malpractice cases against its healthcare facilities and providers. Payouts have trended upward in recent years, with payments of $230 million since 2014 with payouts in 2015 reaching the highest annual level ever.
Since 2006, the VA has settled over 4300 malpractice claims with an average payment of approximately $200,000. The number of claims has increased since 2006, with 322 filed in 2006 and 541 filed in 2014.
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