Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Howard Barrow Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 07-CA-018133

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201056728
Claim Number :35296-01
Date Submitted :3/16/2010
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
IndividualHoward Barrow
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed39 Barkley Circle
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Fort MyersFL33907Lee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME60753Surgery - Otorhinolaryngology80159

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
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Chronic sinusitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Septoplasty, left endoscopic total ethmoidectomy with stealth computer navigation, left maxillary antrostomy with removal of polynoid tissue; exploration of left orbit, lateral canthotomy with interior cantholysis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient developed sudden proptosis during procedure which exacerbated following exacerbation-emergency lateral canthotomy and orbital exploration revealed no cause and patient initially recovered well for 8 hours before exacerbation.Firm support of ENT experts and firmly disputed liability.Case compromise to avoid verdict risk.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialits
Croley, M.D., James
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$250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$26,379
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$26,788
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
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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