Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Charles Cox Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 03-1699-CA-JSC

Indemnity Paid: $13,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201057128
Claim Number :25214-02
Date Submitted :4/19/2010
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 - 6728odessa.choice@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCharles Cox
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3594 Broadway, Suite H
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Fort MyersFL33901Lee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
3393$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME18066Surgery - Opthalmology80114

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MLee
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
11/3/20006/7/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
26 week premature newborn presented for ophthalmic monitoring.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured examined patient in office visit on 1/10/2001 and found no ridge, no neovascularization, no aggressive activity in the peripheral retinal vessels and four major vessels were of normal caliber and tortuosity.There was no evidence of retinopathy.The infant was immediately referred when the mother brought him for an exam 19 days later, or 4 days after scheduled and the insured found bilateral retinal hemorrhages.The critical, subsequent treater, did not see the child until 4 days later.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Subsequent treater examined on 2/01, 22 days later, and extrapolated backward to opine insured had missed ROP signs on 1/10/2001.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
ROP, retinal detachment, blindness, both eyes.
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
4/14/200303-1699-CA-JSC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Lee3/31/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/31/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$13,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$279,109
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$162,854
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$13,000,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 03-1699-CA-JSC

Indemnity Paid: $13,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201057132
Claim Number :25203-02
Date Submitted :4/19/2010
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 - 6728odessa.choice@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCharles Cox
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3594 Broadway, Suite H
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Fort MyersFL33901Lee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
3393$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME18066Surgery - Opthalmology80114

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MLee
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
11/3/20006/7/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
26 week premature newborn presented for ophthalmic monitoring.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured examined patient in office visit on 1/10/2001 and found no ridge, no neovascularization, no aggressive activity in the peripheral retinal vessels and the four major vessels were of normal caliber and tortuosity.There was no evidence of retinopathy.The infant was immediately referred when the mother brought him for an exam 19 days later or 4 days after scheduled and the insured found bilateral retinal hemorrhages.The critical, subsequent treater, did not see the child until 4 days later.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Retinopathy of prematurity, retinal detachment, blindness, both eyes.
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
4/14/200303-1699-CA-JSC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Lee3/31/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/31/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$13,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$276,359
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$166,618
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$13,000,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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