Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Dario D Altamirano Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $625,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201680676
Claim Number : 157930
Date Submitted : 11/16/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTH CARE INDEMNITY, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
61-0904881  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Teresa   Ross
Street Address
One Park Plaza P.O. Box 555
City State Zip
Nashville TN 37202
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(615) 344 - 5804     Teresa.Ross@HCAHealthcare.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Dario   Altamirano
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 900 West 49th Street Suite 440
City State Zip Code County
Hialeah FL 33012 Dade
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10115 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
OS8448 Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 01

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Broward
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Emergency Room  
Name of Institution Code
PLANTATION GENERAL HOSPITAL 100167
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other Emergency Room
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
6/13/2015 4/13/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Obstructing right ureteral stone, renal failure.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Allege failure to note that patient met SIRS/sepsis criteria, thus failing to timely obtain orders for urine & blood cultures & place patient on stat antibiotic administration; failure to recognize urgency of patient's condition, to properly hydrate patient, & make proper diagnosis resulting in death due to septic shock. ER workup revealed critically abnormal lab values & abdominal CT scan revealed obstructing right ureteral stone. Admit orders entered at 4:00am but patient left in ED holding area for 2 hours while awaiting clean bed. Once patient transferred to floor at almost 6:0am, multiple specialty consults ordered but none stat. Patient's condition continued to deteriorate due to lack of unifying plan of care & lack of urgent treatment & patient died from complications of septic shock less than 30 hours from arrival to the hospital.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Sepsis, death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
  *NR
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
*NR 12/15/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within the pre-suit period as set forth in 766.106 (more than 90 days before suit is filed).
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/13/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $625,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $17,620
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $14,381
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $350,000
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $6,000 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $5,000 $264,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Review of policies and procedures.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change: 11/16/2017 1:46:53 PM
Reason for Change: Additional LAE payments made.
 
Field Changed Former Value New Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel 13224 17620
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid 13238 14381

 

 

*NR: Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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Court Case # 05-13868

Indemnity Paid: $350,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200848671
Claim Number :SHI-06-52357
Date Submitted :2/20/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2114545 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancyJThomas
Street Address
9821 Katy Freeway
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77024
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 8868 (713) 461 - 8130nancy_thomas@ajg.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDARIODALTAMIRANO
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1613 NORTH HARRISON PARKWAY, SUITE 200
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SUNRISEFL33213Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HAZ1064401339-3$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS8448Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FBroward
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
PLANTATION GENERAL HOSPITAL100167
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/28/20047/10/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
CARDIOMYOPATHY
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
ALLEGED DELAY IN TREATMENT
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
TREATMENT RELATED
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
DEATH
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/20/200605-13868
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Broward2/19/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
PLANTATION GENERAL HOSPITAL
PONTE, JOSE R
PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE
FATTEH, FAIZ
SHERIDAN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN SERVICES
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. 
Arbitration
Claim subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
8/1/2007
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$350,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$111,650
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$453
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
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
UNKNOWN
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 03 21378 CA 01

Indemnity Paid: $100,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538373
Claim Number :SHI-03-16100-DA
Date Submitted :11/18/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2114545 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy  Thomas
Street Address
2000 West Sam Houston Parkway South, 19th Floor; One Briarlake Plaza
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77042-361
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 8868 (713) 461 - 8130nancy_thomas@ajg.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDarioDAltamirano
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1613 N. Harrison ParkwayBuilding CSuite 200
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SunriseFL33323Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HAZ1064401339-0$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS8448Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
PARKWAY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER100114
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/18/20024/2/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Pulmonary embolism
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Seen by physician in ED for complaints of severe chest pain and shortness of breath.Evaluated and consulted with admitting physician.Deferred to admitting physician to order administration of anticoagulation therapy due to patient's recent surgery
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death of 38 year old female due to pulmonary embolism.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/17/200303 21378 CA 01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade11/17/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Parkway Regional Medical Center
Sheridan Emergency Physician Services, Inc.
Santos, M.D., Carlos
Abdullah, M.D., Naaman
David Galbut, MD PA
Schaul, M.D., Samir
Dmowski, M.D., Andrzej T
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
8/31/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$100,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$51,605
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$1,966
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
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
Unknown.In light of patient's recent gastric bypass surgery, it was felt that the use of anticoagulants could be risky until a definite diagnosis was confirmed.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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