Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Fairuz F Matuk Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 052009CA10891

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201263939
Claim Number :35373-01
Date Submitted :5/24/2012
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 - 6728odessa.choice@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualFairuz Matuk
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed32 Suntree Place
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MelbourneFL32940Brevard
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
20401$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME36280Surgery - Neurology - Including Child80152

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBrevard
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
WUESTHOFF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC.100092
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/27/20063/1/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient sought treatment for cervical myelopathy, disc protrusion and cervical stenosis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent cervical decompression and lateral internal fixation and fusion.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged negligent surgery.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Neurologic injuries.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/22/2009052009CA10891
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Brevard5/3/2012
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
El Kommos, M.D., Hani
Wuesthoff Medical Center
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
5/3/2012
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$120,335
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$105,128
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$500,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
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Court Case # 05-2012C-CA-0222-70

Indemnity Paid: $140,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470940
Claim Number :FP4234801
Date Submitted :6/4/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKelly Andrews
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038  kandrews@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualFAIRUZFMATUK
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed32 Suntree Place
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Melbourne FL32940Brevard
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
IN020401$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME36280Surgery - Neurology - Including Child 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBrevard
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
CAPE CANAVERAL HOSPITAL100177
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/29/200810/28/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient sought treatment for neck pain. The diagnosis was cervical radiculopathy with large disc osteophyte complex.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent anterior discectomy at C5-C6 level with insertion of intervertebral peek spacer with demineralized bone matrix.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to appropriately decompress and/or remove large osteophyte at C5-C6 levels.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Weakness in upper extremities.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/25/201205-2012C-CA-0222-70
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Brevard6/3/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
F. Matuk, M.D.,P.A.
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
OtherSettled by parties
Arbitration
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$140,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$66,422
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$21,489
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2015-CA-33507

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679411
Claim Number : 1022680-01
Date Submitted : 8/10/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
35-0506406  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Susan K Spielman
Street Address
5814 Reed Road
City State Zip
Fort Wayne IN 46835
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0340     reportaclaim@medpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Fairuz F Matuk
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 32 Suntree Place
City State Zip Code County
Melbourne FL 32940 Brevard
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
756565 $500,000 $1,500,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME36280 Surgery - Neurology - Including Child  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  F Brevard
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Hospital/Institution Wuesthoff Medical Center - Rockledge
Name of Institution Code
   
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
5/31/2013 12/10/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Epidural abscess, paraplegia lower extremities
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Surgery
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to evaluate patient on STAT basis and do emergency surgery to relieve abscess
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Paraplegia
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
7/14/2015 2015-CA-33507
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Brevard 8/1/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Mallory DO, George E
Gray PA-C, Joe
Harbour DO, David
Wilson MD, Latresia
Apollo MD Physician Services FL LLC
Wuesthoff Medical Center - Rockledge
Ehlenberger MD, Charles
Radiology Associates of Rockledge LLP
Page MD, Ralph
Ralph P Page MD PA
Vega MD, Jose L
Jose Vega MD PA
F Matuk MD PA
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
Disposed of by Court
Court Decision Other
Other Voluntary dismissal with prejudice
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $17,291
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $12,335
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
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
 
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