Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Craig Altus Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 50 2014 CA002055

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201887162
Claim Number : FL-ALT-01
Date Submitted : 11/29/2018
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Julie   Moore
Street Address
101 E. Park Blvd.
City State Zip
Plano TX 75074
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(866) 520 - 6896
Insured Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Craig   Altus
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 1411 N. Flagler Drive, Suite 8200
City State Zip Code County
West Palm Beach FL 33401 Palm Beach
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
I-AMS-108931 $250,000 $750,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME49322 Internal Medicine - No Surgery  

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Palm Beach
City State Zip Code
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
3/14/2012 6/4/2014
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Complications from small bowel surgery, post-operative abdominal soft tissue hemorrhage, focal bronchopneumonia, severe pulmonary edema, ischemic small bowel injury and tubular necrosis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy with lysis of adhesions and reduction of small bowel obstruction.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Shortness of breath due to atelectasis, post-op pain and abdominal distention.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiff alleged this Insured Physician failed to reinsert the nasogastric tube that had been pulled out by the patient and failed to identify the complication of fluid imbalance.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
2/20/2014 50 2014 CA002055
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Palm Beach 10/25/2018
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 Decision Other
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 $250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $212,532
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Confirm removal of ng tube with GI consulting physician.
No updates found.


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