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
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidi Tam
Street Address
4680 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 7078
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed28960 US Hwy. 19 North Suite 115
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
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
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
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
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. 
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$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
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.
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