Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. BEAUVAIS LAGUERRE Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 06 566 CA

Indemnity Paid: $425,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201161743
Claim Number :11-0029/06-0012
Date Submitted :9/29/2011
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Martin Memorial Physician CorporationPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
300 Hospital Ave.
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(772) 228 - 5899 (772) 288 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer3496 NW Federal Hwy, Suite D
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Jensen BeachFL34957Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Trust 2006 HPL$3,000,000*NR
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME43985Pediatrics - 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
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPhysician Office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was brough to physician's office for many vague complaints that were appropriately followed-up.The patient was diagnosed with Autism at age 5.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient was seen frequently in the physician offices and issues were addressed and resolved.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The patient was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 5.It was determined that he is high functioning.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged a delay in diagnosis.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/30/200606 566 CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Martin Memorial Physician Corporation
Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc
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
OtherCourt approval of settlement
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$425,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$301,126
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
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
The matter was reviewed by a medical expert in the field of autism.Based on the symptoms presented by the parents, there was no clear delay in diagnosing autism.Awareness of autism and standards of evaluating pediatric patients for autism are better defined today than in early 2000's. It was a business decision to settle the case rather than the expense and uncertainty of trial.
No updates found.



*NR:Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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