Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Gustavo A Barrazueta Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 03-7481 DIV B

Indemnity Paid: $950,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200745720
Claim Number :27711-01
Date Submitted :5/25/2007
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3614 B West Kennedy Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME64869Internal Medicine - No Surgery80257

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
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented to emergency room with complaints of fever, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, malaise and nausea and was subsequently diagnosed with sepsis and cellulitis, status post abdominoplasty.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to obtain proper surgical consultation and alleged insufficient fluid resuscitation.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Bilateral, below-knee amputations and loss of all ten fingers.
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
9/17/200303-7481 DIV B
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
McLaughlin, M.D., Charles A
Haedicke, M.D., George
Seekins, M.D., Daniel
Stromquist, M.D., Philip
South Tampa Medical Group, P.A.
Memorial Hospital of Tampa
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 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$950,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$84,037
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$66,773
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$950,000
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.
No updates found.



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