Frequently Asked Questions

What is the patient’s compensation fund?

The Patients Compensation Fund compensates victims of medical malpractice. Under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act, the defendant-heath care provider’s insurance company is only responsible for the first $400,000 of damages. Damages over $400,000, if they exist, are paid by the Fund. The money comes from a surcharge on Healthcare Provider’s malpractice insurance premiums per Indiana law.