Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Forrest C Arthur Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 039537-CI-13

Indemnity Paid: $125,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200535674
Claim Number :P-03-61-0053
Date Submitted :7/1/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
25-1149494 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCECILIA SALA
Street Address
4211 BOYSCOUT BLVD., STE. 160
CityStateZip
TAMPAFL33624
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 874 - 0768 (813) 874 - 0710csala@che.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualForrestCArthur
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed666 6TH ST S, Suite 215
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ST PETERSBURGFL33701-4822Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
031-0354$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME64552Physicians or Surgeons - Major Surgery.NOC classification. 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BAYFRONT MEDICAL CENTER100032
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/3/20019/8/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Brought to the Emergency Department with coffee-grounds emesis and possible seizure activity; history of cerebral palsy and severe gastroesophageal reflux disease with ulcers.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
A device in the upper right chest was removed and wires leading from it were cut.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The upper right chest device, originally thought to be either a subclavian port or a pacemaker, was actually a brain stimulator placed years earlier.After removal, the patient developed an infection in the area requiring antibiotics and additional recovery time.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/16/2003039537-CI-13
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas6/3/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Bayfront 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
6/3/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$125,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$5,292
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$100,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$112,445$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Defense counsel discussed with physician.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 04-8149-CI-21

Indemnity Paid: $20,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200642628
Claim Number :P-04-61-0182
Date Submitted :10/13/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
25-1149494 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCECILIA SALA
Street Address
4211 BOYSCOUT BLVD., STE. 160
CityStateZip
TAMPAFL33624
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 874 - 0768 (813) 874 - 0710csala@che.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualForrestCArthur
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed666 - 6th St. S; Suite # 215
CityStateZip CodeCounty
St. PetersburgFL33701Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
031-0354$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME64552Surgery - General 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BAYFRONT MEDICAL CENTER100032
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/22/20027/8/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Admitted after falling 15' from a tree; diagnosed with impacted right acetabular fracture.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Underwent an emergency exploratory laparotomy 3 days later for transected bowel and peritonitis.The patient's condition deteriorated and he sustained multi-organ system failure.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient expired.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/17/200404-8149-CI-21
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas9/29/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Bayfront 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
9/29/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$20,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$20,202
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
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
Defense counsel discussed the case with the physician.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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