If you think medical malpractice lawsuits in Ohio are out of control, think again. Medical malpractice insurer Diederich Healthcare has released its annual Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, and once again Ohio ranks among the states in which it is least likely that a medical malpractice victim will be fairly compensated for his or her injuries. Ohio’s per capita payout, the total paid out per person residing in the state, ranks 44 out of 50. With damage caps, restrictive lawsuit initiation procedures, and a tight statute of limitations, Ohio medical malpractice laws favor negligent medical professionals by making it difficult for those injured victims to recover the settlement or verdict they deserve. Any notion that Ohio medical malpractice lawsuits are out of control is nothing but skewed media hype.