Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. David Bohorquez Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 05-12065CA25

Indemnity Paid: $50,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200643343
Claim Number :SH-B-36299
Date Submitted :12/4/2006
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy  Thomas
Street Address
2000 West Sam Houston Parkway South, 19th Floor; One Briarlake Plaza
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 8868 (713) 461 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDavid Bohorquez
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed7522 N.W. 44th Court
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Coral SpringsFL33065Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS8055Emergency 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
Patient to ED with difficulty breathing.Medical history of Parkinsons; family concerned he may have swallowed dentures
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient evaluated by intern, supervised by physician; ordered blood work, EKG, chest x-ray which showed opacity consistent with pneumonia.Dr. Bohorquez identified foreign body on film and arranged for admission of patient, as well as relaying this finding to physician
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleging failure to order neck x-ray or follow up more timely on family's concern about dentures being swallowed.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.

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
Palmetto Emergency Medicine Specialists
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 subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
Financial Information
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$50,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$15,985
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$987
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
Dr. Bohorquez correctly identified the foreign body and had the patient admitted and advised the physician of his findings.
No updates found.



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