No one should be surprised, of course, but according to 2011 data, the six
states with the highest average payouts for medical liability lawsuits are all
home to current or recently named Judicial Hellholes. Collectively, these six
states accounted for 51.4 percent of all such payouts nationwide last year.
1. New York — $677,866,050 (current Hellhole) 2. Pennsylvania — $319,710,250 (home to Philadelphia, a current but reforming Hellhole) 3. Illinois — $242,108,800 (home to three current Hellholes and a Watch List jurisdiction) 4. New Jersey — $221,170,750 (home to two current Watch List jurisdictions) 5. Florida — $218,123,050 (home to current Hellhole South Florida) 6. California — $215,519,200 (current Hellhole)