Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Barbara Bates Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # CA038386

Indemnity Paid: $16,250.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201058228
Claim Number :37230-01
Date Submitted :8/9/2010
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBarbara Bates
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed12300 South Shore Blvd, Ste 208
CityStateZip CodeCounty
WellingtonFL33414Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
DN15804Dental General Practice - NOC80211

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented for crowns on teeth #14 And #30.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
69 year old male alleged that the insured improperly placed a crown on tooth #30 before treating his periodontal condition, resulting in the loss of the tooth.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient alleged that the insured failed to address his periodontal condition before placing a crown on tooth #30, resulting in progressive bone loss and the loss of the tooth.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach7/23/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
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$16,250
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$12,858
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$7,100
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$16,250
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
No updates found.



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