Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Brian Werbel Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 01-11-CA-1777

Indemnity Paid: $975,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201263265
Claim Number :159335
Date Submitted :3/27/2012
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProAssurance Casualty Company
Street Address
14497 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 115-N
CityStateZip
TampaFL33618-2047
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 969 - 2010 (813) 969 - 2120SNorris@ProAssurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBrianLWerbel
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4645 NW 8th Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
GainesvilleFL32605Alachua
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP36570$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME93739Cardiovascular Disease - Minor Surgery00000

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MAlachua
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
NORTH FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER100204
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/23/20084/17/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Exertional dyspnea and one episode of orthostatic hypotension.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient had long-time A-fib and was being treated with medication following cardiac catheterization.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiff alleged failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism, resulting in death.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/13/201101-11-CA-1777
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Alachua3/8/2012
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Cardiology Associates of Gainesville
G. Cooper & Associates, P.A.
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/20/2012
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$975,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$18,067
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$2,569
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$975,000
Deductible$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
Insured has discussed case with insurance company personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 01 2012-CA-001212

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201368739
Claim Number :169915
Date Submitted :6/6/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMichelle Brown
Street Address
100 Brookwood Place
CityStateZip
BirminghamAL35209
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(205) 802 - 4754  mibrown@proassurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBrian Werbel
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4645 NW 8th Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
GainesvilleFL32605Alachua
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP36570$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME93739Cardiovascular Disease - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MAlachua
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/7/20071/24/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent echocardiogram and stress test.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiff alleges the patient should have been advised of his option to undergo electrophysiology testing.Plaintiff died 2 1/2 years later from arrhythmia allegedly related.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/23/201201 2012-CA-001212
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Alachua10/9/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Dillon, M.D., Michael
University of Florida Board of Trustees
Cardiology Associates of Gainesville
CAG Nuclear, LLC
CAG Laboratories, LLC
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. 
Arbitration
Claim subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
10/16/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$49,365
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$25,169
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$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
Insured discussed claim with defense counsel, insurance personnel and medical experts.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:6/6/2014 4:03:22 PM
Reason for Change:updated
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel4586649365
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid025169

 

 

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

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