Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. DONALD L BEHRMANN Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 06CA2310

Indemnity Paid: $44,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200747114
Claim Number :05-0039-2
Date Submitted :10/1/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PHYSICIANS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
33-1010508 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJack Heda
Street Address
1806 N. Flamingo Road, Suite 339
CityStateZip
Pembroke PinesFL33028
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 985 - 1165 (954) 212 - 0178PPLRRG@bellsouth.net
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDONALDLBEHRMANN
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1605 W. FAIRBANKS AVENUE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
WINTER PARK FL32789Orange
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
105444$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME64819Surgery - Neurology - Including Child 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FOrange
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
FLORIDA HOSPITAL (ORLANDO)100007
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/25/20036/28/2005
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was referred by primary care physician, to Dr. Lu for recurrent severe low back pain radiating into her left hip, buttocks and legs.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
After evaluation Dr. Lu recommended a repeat laminectomy and foraminotomy of L4-S1. Patient was admitted to hospital for surgery on November 25, 2003. Dr. Lu performed the surgery without any complications. After surgery patient continued to progress satisfactory, but did experience low-grade fevers and constipation. On November 26, 2003, Dr. Lu added Rocephin to the Kefzol the patient was already receiving. Both antibiotics were continued through patient?s discharge. Dr. Lu monitored the patient through November 27, 2003. On November 28, 2003, Dr. Donald Behrmann, Dr. Lu?s partner took over coverage of the practice?s patient?s. Physician Assistant Shirley Baehr assisted Dr. Behrmann in monitoring the patient on a daily basis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient had no bowel movements on November 29, 2003 and November 30, 2003. However, laxatives were ordered and the patient complained of diarrhea as of 1:30 p.m. on November 30, 2003. Discharge orders were given with instructions to follow-up with Dr. Lu. Patient claims to have experienced continuing severe diarrhea after discharge. Patient was readmitted to hospital on December 5, 2003. Patient was discharged from hospital on December 16, 2003 with a diagnosis of clostridium difficile toxin. Patient now complains of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome with 3-5 loose bowel movements/day and generalized chronic fatigue. Neither Shirley Baehr, PA-C nor Dr. Behrmann were advised of this continuing/worsening diarrhea.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/28/200506CA2310
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Orange9/25/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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
Othersettled by parties
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/26/2007
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$44,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$34,358
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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