Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Alan Balsam Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 11-23714

Indemnity Paid: $6,250.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201367974
Claim Number :59176101
Date Submitted :8/14/2013
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBecky Sanders
Street Address
361 E. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield BeachFL33441
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 788 - 5610 (954) 788 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAlan Balsam
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1265 Military Highway
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Deerfield BeachFL33441Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME22243Endocrinology - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was hospitalized long-term following a motor vehicle accident where he was ejected from the vehicle.The patient presented with multiple facial fractures and a fractured skull with a subdural hematoma.The patient continued to have multiple medical difficulties after admission.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The insured physician was consulted for management of the patient's thyroid care.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The autopsy report indicates that the patient's cause of death was bilateral lung collapse due to subcutaneous emphysema and pneumothoraces which occurred secondary to the complication of blunt head trauma in the MVA.Plaintiff alleged that the insured physician and others all failed to monitor and diagnose the patient's progressive hypoxemia and progressive hypercarbia.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Hierholzer, Meena
Phoenix Emergency Medicine of Broward
North Broward Hospital district
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
Financial Information
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$6,250
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$16,763
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$4,601
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$6,250$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None.The insured did not breach the standard of care.An offer of judgment was extended for $6250 to afford the opportunity to collect attorneys fees and costs in case of a defense verdict.The plaintiff accepted the offer of judgment.
No updates found.



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