Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. DANUTA JACKSON-CURTIS Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 03-008570 CI-021

Indemnity Paid: $3,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538886
Claim Number :40-009108
Date Submitted :12/14/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidi Tam
Street Address
4680 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 7078  heidi.tam@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDANUTA JACKSON-CURTIS
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed28960 US Hwy. 19 North Suite 115
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ClearwaterFL33761Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0117776130000$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME61310Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL100250
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/29/20029/16/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Autopsy Report indicated: 1.Bronchopneumonia, bilateral, moderate 2. Acute fulminant lymphocytic myocarditis 3.Congestive hepatosplenomegaly.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Claimant contends that the child's respiratory distress was misdiagnosed as acute bronchospasm when it was actually a result of congestive heart failure brought on by lymphocytic myocarditis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The child was dehydrated and was treated for dehydration with fluids.While a possibility, viral myocarditis would have been way down the list of suspicion.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The autopsy indicates the cause of death was Myocarditis.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/31/200303-008570 CI-021
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas10/20/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
The Emergency Associates for Medicine, Inc.
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After court verdict and prior to filing of notice of appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/26/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$3,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$469,961
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$99,957
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$3,000,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$63,842$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$3,469$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
This is a risk management issue.There are no risk management services available to the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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