Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Daniel Bell Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 12-08024CA25

Indemnity Paid: $198,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201368347
Claim Number :16865-01
Date Submitted :9/13/2013
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKaren Kessler
Street Address
3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 400
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 371 - 87762249
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDaniel Bell
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed601 No. Flamingo Rd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Pembroke PinesFL33028Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Podiatric Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

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
Hospital Outpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Right leg wound status post-fasciotomies
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Right leg wound debridement and irrigation with application of retention sutures
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient was hospital in-patient at the time of her initial contact with insured who was consulted into patient¿s care by a hospitalist.On 01-14-11, insured was requested on a consultation because patient was experiencing right ankle pain and swelling following a cardiac catheterization procedure at the hospital.Conservative measures were instituted at this time.On 01-19-11, patient¿s vascular surgeon requested insured assist in a debridement surgery and provide an intraoperative consultation concerning a right leg, wound status post-fasciotomy.Patient had developed compartment syndrome and had extensive fasciotomies of her right, lower extremity to release the pressure and improve vascular supply to the lower foot.Thereafter, patient transferred to another hospital where, despite hyperbaric oxygen and other measures, she succumbed to a BKA on 03-02-11.Patient alleges insured failed to diagnose the compartment syndrome, which led to the amputation.
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
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Fonseca, M.D., Rodrigo B
Gonzalez, M.D., Rolando
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$198,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$33,281
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$8,232
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$300,000$100,000
Wage Loss$35,000$200,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None - Specialty code #80993
No updates found.



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