In Texas, where doctors still make up only a third of the population, there were 2,845 medical malpractice claims filed in 2014, according to the Texas Medical Association, which represents doctors and hospitals.
Texas ranked second nationally with the highest number of medical malphacious claims filed.
A total of 6,064 medical malclaims were filed in Texas in 2014.
This figure includes claims filed by medical professionals who have had a stroke, suffered from a heart attack, or had a heart defect, according a Texas Tribune report.
Thats about three claims a day.
A doctor in Texas is responsible for a hospital emergency room visit of one to three patients, according the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The average time doctors spend waiting to be examined is an average of 14 minutes, the Tribune reported.
Texas ranks third nationally with most medical malpractices.
The state has the most medical complaints filed in the U.S., according to data from the National Association of Boards of Medical Examiners.
The report noted that Texas is also home to more than 20,000 physicians per 100,000 residents.
The Texas Medical Board has also identified a number of new malpractice laws, including the new one that makes it a misdemeanor for a doctor to fail to report a patient’s illness.